……..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.