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.