A perennial groundcover, creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) spreads to to produce a thick blanket of blooms in vibrant shades of pink, lavender, red, white or bluish-purple every spring. Creeping phlox is a durable, low-maintenance plant that camouflages a slope that is ugly or challenging location in the landscape as it rambles over a wall between rocks or cascades. It bordering a flower bed or may also be planted along a walkway. Plant creeping phlox in spring.
Purchase creeping phlox plants in a garden center or nursery. Select wholesome crops that show bushy, vibrant green foliage.
Prepare a planting place in your backyard where the plant is likely to be subjected to partial shade or full sunlight. Spade the soil as you split up dirt clods, loosening the soil and remove weeds and rock.
Spread 2 to 4 inches of natural materials including animal manure or compost on the very top of the soil. Dig and blend the natural materials to the soil.
Use a garden trowel to dig a hole roughly double the width of the nursery container of the phlox.
Slide the phlox cautiously in the container, and place the plant in the hole. As it had been planted in its container ensure the phlox is planted in the same soil depth. Planting the very top of the root ball too seriously might trigger the plant.
Pat the soil gently but firmly around the roots.
After planting, moistening the soil to a depth of 6 to 8″ water the phlox soon after. Keep before the plant is is set up and new development appears, or the soil moist for around a month.