Monday, April 23, 2007

In Bloom at Botanica: Creeping Phlox

Botanical Name: Phlox subulata ‘Fort Hill’

Where: John Firsching Pinetum

Description: This creeping phlox has deeply cut flower petals of strong pink with a darker center. It will grow 4-6" in height with a spread of 18-24". It is fragrant and blooms early to mid spring.

Growing Tips: It prefers a sunny location with will drained soil. Shearing the plant back halfway following flowering will promote dense foliage and some reblooming.

Uses: Good ground cover for rock gardens, borders, banks and slopes.

Also blooming: Pansies, Iris, Tree Peonies and Tulips

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