If you need a bold shot of color to herald spring's arrival, this adorable little plant is what you are looking for. Creeping Phlox is an invaluable addition to any rock garden or foundation, or as an edger or groundcover. Blanketed in shades of soft lilac, Sherwood Purple is attractive, either alone or as a groundcover, in the shadier areas of the garden. The plants spread laterally along the ground with masses of carefree flowers on short erect stems. No wonder this plant is so special--in 1990, the parent species, Phlox stolonifera, became the first plant selected by the Perennial Plant Association as Perennial Plant of the Year.
Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple', Sherwood Purple Woodland Phlox
- Height: 4-12". Spread: 6-12". Blooms April-May, small lilac-purple fragrant blossoms. Prefers moist, shady areas.