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How To Successfully Grow A Creeping Phlox Plant
By PAULA TUDORAN
Benefits
Creeping phlox comes in many colors like red, white, blue, pink, purple, and lavender, and they release a beautiful scent. This plant was recognized by Native American civilizations as a plant that cures different health ailments, but it’s best to consult your doctor before using.
Growth
To take care of creeping phlox, plant it in a sunny spot, water it regularly (especially during summer), and fertilize it once a year during spring. You might want to prune the plant’s stems, but beware that you may need to pluck weeds by hand from the roots.
Care
Feed the plants in early spring to encourage new growth, and in winter, grow them in a greenhouse with slightly acidic, well-draining soil under full sunlight for at least six hours a day. Propagate the plant in early spring by digging up a clump of the plant, separating the roots, and replanting it.
Varieties
Creeping phlox is native to North America and has dozens of varieties. Some of the most popular include Angelina Phlox, Candy Stripe Phlox, Drummond's Pink Phlox, Jagger Phlox, and Ronsdorfer Beauty Phlox.
Toxicity
Creeping phlox is a non-toxic plant, but you should consider barriers to prevent children or animals from getting too close to it. Also, be sure to purchase from a commercial nursery to ensure you’re getting the proper plant.