Home Fires Creeping Phlox

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‘Home Fires’ Phlox brings the delights of creeping phlox to the shade garden with masses of fragrant, bright-pink blooms covering lush, deep-green foliage each spring. Plants spread to form a dense groundcover that doesn’t overpower neighboring plants. Evergreen foliage is rounded and multi-layered. Fragrant flowers attract pollinators. (Phlox stolonifera)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size4-6" tall , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
SKUAM016150

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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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Plant Information

4-6" tall x 18-24" wide. ‘Home Fires’ Creeping Phlox is a selection of a native phlox found throughout the eastern United States. Plants provide an important, early-season nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds. As a Creeping Phlox, ‘Home Fires’ thrives in moist, well-drained soils in full to partial shade, though plants are drought tolerant once established. In nature, phlox grows on humus-rich soils; to mimic this, provide leaf litter and occasional fertilizer to enrich soils. Pair with other woodland natives such as bloodroot, trillium, or heuchera. If needed, wait until after flowering in spring to prune plants. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Creeping Phlox is a favorite perennial groundcover in all growing regions. Cold hardy and heat tolerant, it creates a colorful carpet of low-growing, cheerful blooms that appear each spring atop a deep green mat of evergreen foliage. A rapid spreader, Creeping Phlox is masterful at filling spaces in between trees, rolling down gentle slopes or steep banks, and covering areas that are hard to care for with its solid swath of color. Very dependable and tolerant of many soil types. Deer resistant.

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Associated SKUsAM016150
AM014095 (Plant - 2" Pot)
AM015710 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
AM015711 (Tray of 32) - Out of stock.
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https://www.americanmeadows.com/perennials/phlox/creeping-phlox-home-fires
Common Name
Home Fires Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name
Phlox stolonifera Home Fires
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Growth Rate
Fast
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Green narrow leaved foliage.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Tray
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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