Beautiful Ground Cover Ideas

Beautiful Ground Cover Ideas

Creeping Phlox

……..a blanket of blooms

 

In the springtime I don’t think there is another ground cover that is any more beautiful and eye-catching as Creeping Phlox.  It is gorgeous and blooms from mid to late spring.

This ground cover grows about 4 inches tall on a rather prickly bed of green foliage.  Planted in mass it will cover a slope.  It will splash from an overturned pot or whiskey barrel like a cascading waterfall.  It has such a dense bed of foliage it chokes out many weeds.  In fact, it even choked out a purple salvia of mine this year.  But that’s okay.  It looked fabulous!  It does best in a lot of sunlight.

It comes in brilliant colors of pinks and purples and a variegated candy stripe (not as colorful or as prolific a bloomer as the others). When it is through blooming cutting about an inch from the top of the plant will insure a cloud of color the next spring.

Stand back and take a look at your yard.  Picture where you would want some spring color next year.  Now is a great time to buy spring flowering plants.  In the spring nurseries can’t keep these beauties in stock, but right now, well the foliage doesn’t offer a lot of reason to buy this plant so you can get a great deal on them.  Don’t let the bedraggled look of the plant dissuade you from buying it.  Just you wait until next spring!  It will be a real show stopper.

This short little plant will cover a lot of area.  You won’t be disappointed if you give Creeping Phlox a try.  I promise.

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