Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata, is ideal as lawn edging ideas for rock gardens, topping retaining walls, edging pathways, banks, and slopes - a spectacular ground cover. Creeping Phlox grows vigorously forming dense spreading, spilling mounds covered in beautiful blue blossoms. Masses of blue flowers cover the top of this mat forming creeping phlox for a long period.
Emerald Blue Phlox are evergreen perennials that will create a carpet of bright blue blossoms for bank plantings or rock gardens.
Creeping Phlox is a vigorous green and attractive as a evergreen ground cover when not in bloom. An excellent choice for pots and hanging planters, too.
This blue creeping garden phlox will spill over the edges of retaining walls for a graceful effect. The Blue Creeping Phlox is great to mix with red and white varieties.
For your phlox follow this fertilize plan.
Fertilize phlox the first time in early spring, just after new stem tips show at the soil's surface. Phlox needs a constant supply of nutrients to make strong, steady growth. Sprinkle a 9-12-12 timed-release fertilizer into the soil around the plants and then mulch over the area.
In late spring, after the plants have flowered, clip the spent blooms and then lightly fertilize again. Pull back the mulch, sprinkle the fertilizer onto the soil around the plants, and replace the mulch. Then water the plants thoroughly. This feeding will provide the plants with ample nutrients to support any further flowering. Prune spent blooms off plants to prevent them from burning the foliage.
Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue is generally available in 3 sizes:
- Pint size pots
- Quart Pot
- Trade Gallon Pot
Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.
- Category: Groundcover Plants, Perennials, Creeping & Garden Phlox, Evergreen Perennials
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Dry, Well Drained
- Bloom Season: Spring
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Mature Height: 0 - 1ft
- Growth Rate: Medium-growing
- Planting Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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