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    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox

    Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge'

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    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox (Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox flowers

    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox flowers

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    Plant Height:  6 inches

    Flower Height:  10 inches

    Spacing:  10 inches

    Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Other Names:  Creeping Phlox

    Ornamental Features

    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox is covered in stunning cymes of lightly-scented sky blue star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early spring to early summer. Its tiny narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Spreading

    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Blue Ridge Woodland Phlox is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
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    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture 
    Ornamental Features

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