Phlox x bifida Violet Pinwheels

Hybrid Spring Phlox

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

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Plant Code: PHVP

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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.


Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 4-6"
Spacing: Plant 18-20" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Purple
Accent: Blue
Patent: PP25,884
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • Groundcovers
  • Rabbit Resistant

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.