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Creeping Phlox in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Phlox Borealis 'Pink Arctic'

 

Creeping Phlox

Lavender pink flowers appear in mid spring. Low growing mat of evergreen foliage. Phlox 'Pink Arctic' has a mass of pale lavender flowers. It creates a mat of evergreen leaves in Spring, and makes a very good edging plant or plant for the rock-garden.

 
plant Features
  • Creeping Phlox likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Creeping Phlox likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Creeping Phlox is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Creeping Phlox likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Creeping Phlox

Latin name

Phlox Borealis 'Pink Arctic'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Polemoniaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Creeping Phlox likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Creeping Phlox is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Creeping Phlox likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Creeping Phlox likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Creeping Phlox is 0.30meters x 0.10meters 0.30 M 0.10 M

Phlox Borealis 'Pink Arctic'

Lavender pink flowers appear in mid spring. Low growing mat of evergreen foliage. Phlox 'Pink Arctic' has a mass of pale lavender flowers. It creates a mat of evergreen leaves in Spring, and makes a very good edging plant or plant for the rock-garden.


Plant container plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container plants in a sunny position. It prefers dry, sandy conditions and is suitable for rockery or wall planting.

 

Propagation by Root cutting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Carefully lift the plant out of the ground, do not to damage its roots. Rinse the roots in water to remove all soil. With a sharp knife, take off 5cm lengths of pencil thin roots. Fill pots with compost to which grit has been added, lay the cuttings, spaced out, on top. Cover with a thin layer of compost. Water well, label pots and place in a in a cold frame or somewhere cool indoors. Replant the parent plant.

 

Propagation by Division

From Mid Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Using a fork dig up the plant, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 
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