Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
Just 4 inches high, this quick grower sports evergreen foliage that is needle-thin and colored a rich grayish-green. In early spring it disappears beneath hundreds of brilliant pinkish-red blooms that last for several weeks, bringing the first butterflies of the season into the garden. Spreading up to 2 feet wide in no time, it's never invasive but does a great job of creating a dense, matted cover for the garden floor.
Space plants about 18 to 20 inches apart in the garden for best coverage, and consider planting them where they can scramble over rocks and down slopes. This is a plant that needs normal to sandy soil with good drainage, plus plenty of sunshine. Given those elements, Scarlet Flame does the rest. You will find it a prolific bloomer and very hardy garden presence for many seasons.
Trim the plant back after flowering, if you like, for fresh gray-green foliage growth during late spring and summer. This plant remains evergreen in warm climates, stands up to nibbling critters, and is very resistant to most diseases. In other words, truly a "plant and forget" delight! Zones 3-9.
|Item Form:||4 1/2-inch Pot|
|Bloom Season Start:||Early Spring|
|Bloom Season End:||Mid Spring|
|Bloom Color:||Pink, Red|
|USDA Zone Low:||3|
|USDA Zone High:||9|
|Uses:||Border, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Outdoor, Winter Interest|
|Zone:||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|State Shipping Restrictions:||GU, HI, ID, PR, VI|