Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’

('Sherwood Purple', Creeping phlox)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

This creeping phlox cultivar is a stoloniferous perennial which forms a low ground cover with stems growing only to 6" tall. Loose, few-flowered clusters of very fragrant, tubular, purple-blue flowers with five, flat, petal-like lobes (3/4" across) appear at the stem ends in spring. Narrow, lance-shaped stem leaves (to 3" long), with smaller, oval leaves on the stem shoots. Spreads somewhat rapidly by stolons and by sterile shoots that root at the nodes, and can form large colonies over time. Similar in form to P. divaricata. Excellent woodland garden ground cover. Flowers on stems above foliage.

Description

Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade but appreciates afternoon shade in warmer summer climates. Good shade tolerance. Prefers rich, moist, organic soils.

Additional information

Common Name

'Sherwood Purple', Creeping phlox

Botanical Name

Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

to .5 ft.

Width

to 2 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

February to mid April

Flower Color

purple-blue

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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