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Creeping Phlox – Phlox subulata

phlox-subulata-1Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata, is one of our most popular species of perennials. It’s a Behnke Baysafe Native Plant, native to sandy and rocky areas of Maryland.

Growing low to the ground, it’s a nice ground cover for small-scale situations in sunny, well-drained locations. It’s particularly effective when it can drape over the edge of stone walls or the sides of raised beds.

The foliage can be lightly sheared after blooming to keep it neat.  The cultivars ‘Emerald Cushion Blue’ and ‘Emerald Cushion Pink’ have the best foliage when the plants are out of bloom.

Creeping phlox is in bloom now (late April) in the landscape and in our pots, in many colors, including blue, white, pink, red, and a bicolor white/pink.

Larry Hurley, perennials specialist for Behnke Nurseries (now retired), started with Behnke’s in1984. Larry enjoys travel, food and photography. He and his wife Carolyn have visited Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Brazil, South Korea and much of Europe. Their home is on a shady lot where a lot of perennials have met their Maker over the years.

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