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Violet Pinwheels Phlox

Phlox x 'Violet Pinwheels'
SKU: HC018266
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Phlox x 'Violet Pinwheels' is a long blooming native hybrid covered with rich purple flowers from mid-to-late spring. The notched upturned petals shimmer like tiny pinwheels in the spring air, harmonizing beautifully with spring blooms and attracting pollinators. With evergreen needle-like foliage, this low-growing perennial behaves like Creeping Phlox, but with more intense flowering. A hybrid of two western native Phlox species, this is a resilient groundcover for Western gardens.
key features
Botanical Name
Phlox x 'Violet Pinwheels'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
4-5" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring


Phlox x 'Violet Pinwheels' is an early blooming evergreen perennial, with blooms lasting for up to 6 weeks. Requiring a full sun location and average soil, it needs moderate water to establish; thereafter it is a hardy, waterwise plant. Perfect for rock gardens or slopes where it can help stabilize soil, it covers ground beautifully. Attractive to hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies it provides much-needed early food sources for pollinators. A perfect pairing to create a carpet of color beneath spring blooming bulbs such as Crocus, Tulips, Daffodils, and Snowdrops. This North American native hybrid was developed by Dr. Jim Ault at Chicago Botanic Garden as a cross between Phlox bifida, or Sand Phlox, and Phlox kelseyi, a mat-forming western Phlox. This Phlox is lower-growing and slower to spread compared to classic Creeping Phlox varieties such as ‘Purple Beauty’ or ‘Blue Emerald’.