Phlox subulata Running with Scissors



While running with scissors is not recommended, Phlox 'Running with Scissors' definitely is! This hybrid Creeping Phlox explodes in a carpet of starry violet blooms in early spring. Its fragrance and deep green foliage make it a wonderful ground cover.

Phlox 'Running with Scissors', like most other Creeping Phlox, is adaptable to moist to dry soil, drought conditions, and coastal salt spray. It will need additional moisture before it gets established.

'Running with Scissors' Creeping Phlox is excellent for the front of the border, slopes, and pollinator gardens!


  • Common Names: Creeping Phlox
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to dry
  • Height at Maturity: 7 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 20 inches
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features

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  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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