Phlox 'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox

Phlox 'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox

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Key Characteristics
Zone

2 - 9

Mature Height

6 IN

Mature Width

20 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Sandy, Poor

Description / Phlox 'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox

Ready to grow in a snap, eager to bloom, and tolerant of imperfect garden conditions, Phlox 'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox is the ideal flowering ground cover for any sunny spot. The lavender-striped, white blooms arise very heavily in spring and may even repeat in fall.

'Candy Stripe' is a perennial you can trust to your most challenging garden spots, such as steep banks, rockeries, terraced gardens, and more. Use it in mass to cover a large space, or dot it in between perennials, bulbs, and shrubs in the border for fresh, bright early-season color. To encourage rebloom, just shear the plant back after the first flowers begin to pass.

'Candy Stripe' reaches 4 to 6 inches high but can spread up to 20 inches in the garden, filling in within just a season or two. A great companion to spring-blooming bulbs, it is also lovely in containers, and its autumn rebloom really perks up the late-season garden.

Hummingbirds and butterflies love these blooms, but nibbling animals tend to avoid the plant. 'Candy Stripe' is prepared to withstand heat, humidity, drought, and cold, becoming very tough and adaptable once established in your landscape.

Product Details

Genus Phlox
Species subulata
Variety 'Candy Stripe'
PPAF PP31484
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Spreading
USDA Zone Low 2
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Purple, White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Native, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Ground Cover
Zone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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