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Creeping Phlox Atropurpurea

Bright Flowered, Fast Spreading

Bright red blossoms on semi-evergreen foliage form a mat 4-6" high and are the perfect spring color. Thriving even in poor soil, Atropurpurea is great for rock gardens, ground cover and borders. Cut plant after flowering to encourage dense growth and expect a fast growth rate of about 6-8" per year. 2 plants cover 3 sq. ft.—plant in full sun. Perennial. Bareroot. Zones 3-9.
  • Zone 3 - 9 (-30° F.).
  • Height 3 - 6 inches.
  • Light Required Full sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Phlox subulata 'Atropurpurea'; Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family).
  • Height: 3 - 6 inches.
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches.
  • Depth: Same depth or slightly deeper than planted in the nursery.
  • Spread: 24 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Color: Bright red blossoms.
  • Foliage: Thin needle-like green leaves.
  • Blooms: Early to mid Spring.
  • Form: Perennial. Mound.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growth rate. 6 - 8 inches per year.
  • Size: 1/2 inch.
  • Comments: Water weekly first season while getting established and during prolonged hot, dry periods in subsequent years. Mix peat moss, compost or well-rotted manure deeply into the soil. Cut back the plant after flowering to encourage dense growth. Good for rock gardens or borders. Excellent Spring color. May experience some browning in Winter if in a windy, frosty location. In very cold areas plant may die back.

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