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Moss phlox, ground phlox, creeping phlox

Phlox stolonifera


Plant Type


Hardiness Zone

4 - 8

Flower Color

Bloom Period


Height at Maturity

3-8 inches

Width at Maturity

1-2 feet

Sun Requirements

Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type

Well drained, rich

About this species:

The phlox is known as ground phlox or creeping phlox.  This plant is deer and rabbit resistant.  they are not interested in their foliage.  It is also fairly disease and pest resistant.  It attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds.  It is he perfect ground cover.This plox should be pruned after bloIt prevents erosion and is hardy and orderly.  It is slow spreading and is likely to be found as an edging or on slsopes and banks, in rock gardens or stonewalls.  It is used as a cut flower as well.


Key to Label Symbols:

Hollow stems, leaves and roots are sources of shelter for wildlife. Insects may make a winter home under dropped leaves. Other animals may make shelters within the roots of the plant.
Food Source
Birds and other wildlife use the seeds, berries and leaves for their food source. Leaves may be used to help build nests for birds
Nectar Source
Bees, butterflies, birds and some insects use nectar for their food. Pollen is also used by some wildlife.
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