- Spreading Phlox - Phlox Diffusa Hardy Planting Zones - 3-9 Sun or Shade - Full Sun Mature Height - 4-6" Mature Width - 24" Bloom Season - Summer (June to September) Gardener Status - Beginner
Spreading Phlox Plants
Spreading Phlox Plants will make a wonderful ground cover. This plant will have tiny flowers that will look amazing when they are in bloom. This plant is a native plant of the US and can grow in most areas. It can be found along roadsides. This plant loves moist soils and mildly acidic. The flowers on this plant can be blue, purple and pink and will only be around 1 inch wide. This type of plant is amazing when added to bare areas in a garden or natural area and provides a beautiful and colorful ground cover. It supplies tiny flowers that appear in spring and early part of the summer months and adds bright and vivid color as they are in bloom. These plants also look great when added to large planters such as wheelbarrows and other large flower pots, and as they grow, they seem to cascade down over the sides and provides a gorgeous look and feel to all areas where they are added. They are very easy to grow, and gardeners love them. They work great is all types of landscaping projects that a homeowner may want to create. They are also called Diffusa. These plants can bloom in purple, blue, pink and also a bright white. They provide a beautiful and dainty look as they grow and bloom. The Spreading Phlox, also known as the Creeping Phlox, Moss Phlox or Phlox Subulata, is an herbaceous perennial indigenous to the eastern and central United States. Caring for this plant does not require much maintenance, only medium water, and full sunlight. The Spreading Phlox grows to be about six inches tall and about 24 inches wide. It blooms in April and May, producing a spectrum of red, purple, pink, and white flowers that are responsible for the Phlox name, which means "flame" in Greek. The Spreading Phlox is also known to attract butterflies, conveniently adding to the plant's overall beauty.