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PlantFiles: Creeping Phlox
Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires'

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Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: stolonifera (sto-lo-NIF-er-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Home Fires

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive SalmonMe On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Gorgeous spring blooms cover the plants. Shear the plants after blooms fade to keep plant looking nice through summer. Evergreen. Any browned foliage can simply be cut off. Let plant spread into a mat by not pulling up on stolons (fine hairlike roots that creep along the ground).

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Machesney Park, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Croton-on-hudson, New York
Manassas, Virginia



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