Violet Pinwheels Creeping Phlox (Phlox x ‘Violet Pinwheels’)
Violet Pinwheels Creeping Phlox
Who could resist the super-saturated light purple hue of Chicagoland Grows® Violet Pinwheels Phlox (Phlox ‘Violet Pinwheels’)? This outstanding Moss Phlox, also known as Creeping Phlox, wakes up very early in spring…well before other cultivars.
The electric, candy-colored flowers feature notched, upturned petals that open a rich, radiant purple and then age to luminous lavender. These wonders are a sure-fire way to chase away those winter doldrums! Add a touch of perfume, and these are ideal spring blooms!
This semi-to-fully evergreen creeping Phlox shines for many weeks in early spring…lavishly covered with petite purple star-shaped flowers that are adored by all. Violet Pinwheels Phlox is space-saving and stays snug to the ground, nestling softly into its planting place! Growing just 4-6 inches tall, and spreading 2-3 feet wide, everyone will love this dizzying layer of color in your landscape!
These low-growing lovelies are perfect for garden and pathway edging! Use as facer plants to hide the bare, leggier stems of larger trees and shrubs! The brilliant skirting of fine-textured flowers and foliage adds a finishing touch to your garden design!
Underplant your purple Rose bushes for a full season of blooms. Their charming, dark green needle-like foliage will provide a beautiful contrast for your Roses. Couple with other evergreen groundcover shrubs for a wildly easy-care planting you’ll adore for decades. Jazz up your foundation plantings with an incredibly vibrant “carpet of color”.
These spreading Phlox are perfect as en masse blankets that cover the ground like living mulch, or on hillsides for covering hard-to-mow slopes and erosion control. Remove sod and space them two feet apart on center; measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Add a collection of rugged boulders and gravel for a compelling Rock Garden. Plant Violet Pinwheels Creeping Phlox near the base of your boulders on the side that stays sunny. If needed, add extra soil to create a planting pocket for these small, spreading plants to flourish in.
Specialty gardens like Alpine, Zen, or Butterfly can make tremendous use of these pretty, petite plants. Beneficial pollinators will be very grateful for their early blooms…use Violet Pinwheels Phlox in Victory Gardens to lure them to your fruit and veggie plants, too! Even container gardeners adore Creeping Phlox as spillers and fillers in patio and porch mixed planters!
Select a planting site in full sun with well-drained, enriched soil. For best results, supply these hardy perennials with supplemental water on a regular basis and a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch. Cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, you’ll enjoy year-round greenery in the mild winters of zones 7 and 8. Phlox are unfussy about soil type and pH! This choice is great for low-maintenance landscapes and new gardeners. Carpet Phlox even displays some tolerance to salt, as well!
Deadhead Creeping Phlox immediately after the flowers fade and you may just enjoy a rebloom later in the growing season! Divide your clumps every few years and enjoy increased vigor – and free plants to extend your Phlox enjoyment in your landscape!
This showy modern selection from Chicagoland Grows® is a natural cross between western and eastern Creeping Phlox. High performance, rugged nature and exquisite bloom make this one a real winner!
|Common name||Violet Pinwheels Creeping Phlox|
|Botanical name||Phlox x 'Violet Pinwheels'|
|Height||4 - 6 inches|
|Width||2 - 3 ft.|
|Moisture||Medium to Low Once Established|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||After Flowering|
|Flower color||Violet/Light Purple|