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Phlox stolonifera

Phlox stolonifera
'Sherwood Purple'
Common name creeping phlox; woodland phlox
Family polemoniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers mauve (April-May)
Size 4-6"
Light part-full shade

Low mats of evergreen foliage, with flowerstalks rising above in mid-spring. I hope our 'Pink Ridge', which is still a tentative young plant, will become more vigorous with age and cover some more ground. Meanwhile, our more recently acquired 'Sherwood Purple' has already spread itself around nicely.

creeping phlox; woodland phlox
'Pink Ridge'
Phlox stolonifera
'Home Fires'
creeping phlox; woodland phlox
This is 'Home Fires', growing underneath our back-yard Kwanzan cherry and nicely echoing the pink in the dropped cherry blossoms.
Phlox stolonifera
I like the hairy buds, too (on 'Pink Ridge')
creeping phlox; woodland phlox
and the twisty ones on 'Sherwood Purple'

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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