Phlox stolonifera Blue Ridge

Tufted Creeping Phlox

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Plant Code: PHBR

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1990 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year. Need a bold shot of color to herald spring's arrival? Creeping Phlox are an invaluable addition to any rock garden, foundation, or as an edger or groundcover. Large, soft blue flowers over very low, compact tufts of leaves makes Phlox Blue Ridge a fragrant garden beauty. The low mounding plants send out horizontal blooming stems that then turn up to bloom in good sized trusses that resemble the large Garden Phlox. Tiny green leaves will remain green year round.


Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 12"
Spacing: Plant 10 "apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic
Flower: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Dry Shade Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Groundcovers
  • Shade Tolerant

Phlox General Information

Phlox stolonifera are an attractive woodland groundcover, alone or in mass. The plants grow out laterally along the ground, flowering in May on short erect stems with light green leaves. Select a location that is not always wet, or does not dry out completely and you will enjoy masses of carefree flowers. Fragrant, best selection for the coldest areas. (zones 3 & 4). Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Phlox Plant Care

Deadheading can prolong bloom time. Heavy feeder. To force side shoots and secondary blooms, pinch out main flower head when it starts to decline.