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Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox

Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty'
SKU: HC018085
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An easy-to-grow groundcover, Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty' (Creeping Phlox) carpets the mid-to-late spring garden with starry lavender-purple flowers. Whether you are looking for a water-thrifty addition to flow through a rock garden, or a beautiful way to highlight a spring-blooming bulb collection, 'Purple Beauty' will add pollinator-friendly, drought-tolerant spring beauty to your garden.
key features
Botanical Name
Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty' (Creeping Phlox) is a top choice for an easy-to-grow, ground covering addition to a rock garden, perennial border, bulb garden, or slope. Covered with lovely lavender-purple flowers for 4-6 weeks in the mid-spring garden, this butterfly favorite is also deer resistant and salt tolerant. Growing to just 4-6 inches tall and spreading in a dense moss-like mat to 12-18 inches wide, this native groundcover is an easy way to add spring color and evergreen foliage to the garden. Not fussy, it requires average soil with good drainage in a sunny spot, and once established it’s a water-thrifty perennial that will naturalize and spread, filling in bare spots. Easy care, just shear it back once the flowers have bloomed to promote new foliage and increase next year’s blossoms. The needle-like greenery makes a mounding mat that is both cold hardy and heat tolerant. Suitable for zones 3-9. (4-6" tall x 12-24" wide).
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