Phlox Violet Pinwheels

Hybrid Spring Phlox
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Intense Color Perfect for Rock Gardens
Notched, upturned petals like tiny pinwheels are intensely violet purple. The whimsical starry flowers will spin their bold shot of color for 4-5 weeks. Light repeat blooming can occur later in the season. The best of two worlds, these spring charmers have native parentage and beautiful spring performance. Resembling Creeping Phlox but blooming a week earlier and with larger notched flowers that blanket a slightly mounded profile. Phlox Violet Pinwheels was developed by Dr. Jim Ault from the Chicago Botanic Garden. A cross of Phlox bifida and Phlox kelseyi, the foliage is soft to the touch and spreads politely for a stunning groundcover.

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Patent PP25,884

Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers

Species x bifida

Height Short 4-6"

Spacing Plant 18-20" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Spring to Late Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-8

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Low

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Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Groundcovers

Phlox General Information

Phlox x bifida have similar attributes as Phlox subulata but with a more intense flower color than classic varieties. Low-growing, showy plants are suitable for cascading over walls or down a slope. Spreads rapidly to cover any open sunny spot. In rich soil, as much as 2' across, completely covered with flowers in mid-spring. Prefers sandy soil. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Phlox Plant Care

No special care needed. Can be trimmed back after flowering to the low green foliage if lush new growth is needed. No need to prune in fall, clean-up winter damage in spring.