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Atropurpurea Creeping Phlox
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Atropurpurea Creeping Phlox

Colorful Ground Cover

Bright red flowers make a big impact when they bloom in early to mid spring. Atropurpurea Creeping Phlox is an easy-to-grow ground cover that's ideal for planting in rock gardens, along garden edges or draping over garden walls. It forms a mat of semi-evergreen foliage that grows 4-6 in. tall. Thrives in poor soils. 2 plants cover 3 sq. ft. Grows best when planted in full sun to partial shade. Zones 4-9.
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Phlox subulata 'Atropurpurea'; Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family).
  • Height: 4 - 6 inches.
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches.
  • Depth: Same depth or slightly deeper than planted in the nursery.
  • Spread: 24 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Color: Bright red blossoms.
  • Foliage: Thin needle-like green leaves.
  • Blooms: Early to mid Spring.
  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Form: Perennial. Mound.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growth rate. 6 - 8 inches per year.
  • Pruning: None needed.
  • Size: 1/2 inch blossoms.
  • 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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