Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox

Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox

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SKU 43558
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4 1/2-inch Pot
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Key Characteristics

3 - 9

Mature Height

4 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Description / Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox

Fill the sunny garden with spring blooms on Scarlet Flame, a quick-growing, heat- and humidity-tolerant groundcover that simply blankets the garden floor with brilliant color in early and mid-spring. A long-lived perennial that deer and rabbits leave alone, this low grower is the perfect choice for covering large areas, tumbling over rocks and terraces, and filling in bare spots in normal to sandy soil.

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.

Product Details

Item Form 4 1/2-inch Pot
Genus Phlox
Species subulata
Variety 'Scarlet Flame'
Product Classification Perennials, Plants
Habit Spreading
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Pink, Red
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Spring
Foliage Color Dark Green, Gray
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer
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
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