After a long cold winter, gardeners are starved for color in the garden. Spring blooming Phlox is one of the first perennials to greet us with colorful flowers. When I mention spring blooming Phlox, most people think of Phlox subulata, commonly called Creeping Phlox. But there are other fantastic Phlox that are just as effective…

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Phlox stolonifera This native phlox is a wonderful alternative for the all-too-commonly-planted moss pinks (Phlox subulata). Phlox stolonifera blooms as long as subulata but has the added advantage of overlapping, round flat leaves that prevent weeds and grass from seeding where it is planted. Flowers can be purple, lavender, pink or white. Plants range in…

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