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Atropupurea Creeping Phlox

Colorful Ground Cover
Colorful Ground Cover
  • SKU: 09025
$14.99
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Atropupurea Creeping Phlox

Description
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.
Product Details
  • FormPerennial. Mound.
  • LightFull sun
  • Height4 - 6 inches.
  • Spread24 inches.
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches.
  • Zones4 - 9
  • FoliageThin needle-like green leaves.
  • ColorBright red blossoms.
  • BloomsEarly to mid Spring.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained soil.
  • Growth RateFast growth rate. 6 - 8 inches per year.
  • PruningNone needed.
  • CommentsWater 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.
  • Botanical NamePhlox subulata 'Atropurpurea'; Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family).
  • Size1/2 inch blossoms.
  • DepthSame depth or slightly deeper than planted in the nursery.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. 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 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

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.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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