Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'
Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||FLOX su-bu-LA-ta|
|Lore||This very large genus of perennial garden flowers falls into its the Polemoniceae, which contains roughly 13 genera, most of which are native to America. Genus Phlox was classified by Carolus Linnaeus in the 18th century and named it from the Greek for flame. The genus contains about 50 different species of both annual and perennial flowers. Only one of these is Siberian and the remainder are North American natives. This species was also classified by Linnaeus first as P. setacea, but he later changed it to P. subulata. It is native to sandy soils in thin forested ridges from New York west to Michigan and throughout the Appalachians. It is an old time tradition in the Appalachians to plant this in rough rural lawns and it is found in graveyards throughout the region.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 in. tall, forming a dense mat up to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring into Summer|
|Design Ideas||It's rare to find such a vigorous source of blue in a ground-hugging plant for rock gardens. A notorious dweller on edges of rocky embankments, where it spreads over curbs and short retaining walls, or amidst rocky outcroppings. And ideal cover plant for difficult edges of dry streambeds or rock waterfalls. Enjoys the fast drainage of elevated spots and thrives in the nooks and crannies of dry stone retaining walls. It is equally at home in the front of a traditional flower border or planted along the edges of flagstone walkways.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hillside, Groundcover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.|
|Companion Plants||Candytuft (Iberis); Thrift (Dianthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Beardtongue (Penstemon); Hosta (Hosta)|
Prefers moist, well-drained loamy or sandy soils, with a neutral pH. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Prune spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Fertilize in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9