Carpet Phlox Plant- Mature Age Plants
- - Phlox paniculata Hardy Planting Zones- 4-8 Sun or Shade – Full Sun to Part Shade Mature Height - 24-48" Mature Width- 24-36" Bloom Season – Summer (July to September) Gardener Status- Beginner
Carpet Phlox Plant
If you can imagine a lush, luxurious carpet of colorful blooms expanding in all directions, then you've just pictured the gorgeous Carpet Phlox. Its star-shaped, bright, and fragrant flowers bloom in spring and spread over the ground like a carpet. The Carpet Phlox is a dependable perennial that can be easily planted in a hanging pot, its tendrils trailing delicately to the ground. The best part? Carpet Phlox is extremely easy to plant and maintain! With a simple trimming of the stems after they bloom, you can expect a second blossoming. Accessible in all regions, Carpet Phlox is resistant to deer and will attract beautiful spring butterflies.
This phlox can be found thriving in the woodlands around the eastern portions of the United States. Its love of sunlight and low growth habit is often found growing in fields or around roads. It grows best where it escapes covering the forest. Spreading Phlox spreads through seeds but can reproduce through rhizomes. Plant around water features for an added touch.
The Spreading Phlox blooms in springtime months and into the summer months; Spreading Phlox are small and can span less than an inch in diameter. The Spreading Phlox blooms are white but in some areas have tints of pink or purple, and in rare cases blue. The Spreading Phlox later produces seeds from the flowers that help to spread the plant. Spreading Phlox pollinated by bees and butterflies.
Spreading Phlox is a colorful perennial
This perennial plant is relatively slow growing and has a moderate life span for plants like itself. Spreading Phlox not known to be edible by humans but is safe for livestock animals to feed upon them. This plant blooms occasionally have six sets of pedals rather than the usual five. Using them around natural areas and mailboxes give an extra color and touch.