Phlox subulata 'Eye Shadow' Creeping Phlox



Bright rosy-purple blooms with a darker purple center blanket the low needle-like green foliage in spring. Growing no taller than 6", creeping phlox are excellent in borders, slopes, rocky areas, or containers where they grow into a carpeting groundcover. Attracts butterflies and bees.


  • Common Names: Creeping Phlox
  • Zones: 2-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Medium - dry
  • Height at Maturity: 4-6
  • Width at Maturity: 18-20
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: mid-spring
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Patent #: PP31169

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

Easy to grow, but must have good drainage. Cut back in early summer after blooming to encourage denser foliage and rebloom. Can divide every few years.

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