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Lemhi Purple Creeping Phlox

Phlox kelseyi Lemhi Purple
SKU: HC014684
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
A hard-to-find beauty native to the wildlands of southern Idaho, this is a small growing groundcover phlox. In early spring, the plants bloom with large bi-colored blue and lavender flowers for nearly a month. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Phlox kelseyi Lemhi Purple
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
1" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid spring


1" tall x 5-8" wide (cutting propagated). You'll marvel at the beauty 'Lemhi Purple' brings to early spring in the xeric garden. The remarkably large, bi-colored blue and lavender flowers cover the plants for nearly a month in early spring. When blooming is done, 'Lemhi Purple's tight mat of gray-green foliage looks nice year round. It's small enough to tuck around many other smaller growing xeric plants. Along with Phlox grayi, this is another indispensible western native Phlox that need a place in every xeriscape. Originally discovered growing in Lemhi Co., Idaho.
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