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Drummond's Pink Creeping Phlox

Evergreen Groundcover with Tons of Pink Flowers

  • Deep Pink Flowers Attract Butterflies
  • Great for Slopes and Walkways
  • Drought Tolerant and Deer Resistant
  • East to grow!
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The Drummond's Pink Creeping Phlox have the largest flowers of any of the creeping phlox and these pretty pink blooms are abundant!  This native groundcover adds a great look to your landscape.  And you can't find a prettier groundcover anywhere!  

Deep pink blooms blanket this phlox with awe-inspiring beauty in spring. The evergreen foliage is lush and deep green with petite, slender leaves. Drummond's Pink Phlox reaches a mere 6 inches tall at maturity, but it spreads to 2 feet wide. This perennial is vigorous and low maintenance. This creeping phlox quite literally cascades through your landscape with ease.

Avoid mowing!  Plant creeping phlox instead of grass in hard to mow areas.

Pink Drummond's Creeping Phlox are lovely groundcovers. These plants have a low, spreading habit that becomes mat-like over time.   Plant in mixed beds, rock, woodland, and cottage gardens, containers, low walls, and next to walkways.  This phlox cascades like a waterfall over edges and down slopes if you like or trim them for a tight, clean edging.  Plant in mass for a bold pop of color and a unique grass substitute.

Phlox thrive in full sun and prefer moist, well-drained soil. Creeping Phlox tolerate rocky and sandy sites. Once established, Phlox are drought tolerant. Fertilize with our slow release fertilizer when planting and in spring for best results.  Deadheading isn't necessary, but it can increase blooms and extend bloom time.  Phlox are deer resistant and salt, pollution, and erosion tolerant.

For the best pink blooms of any phlox, the Drummond's Pink Phlox is our number one choice!  Order yours today!

 

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Width 1-2 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Phlox subulata 'Drummond's Pink'

How To Care for your new Drummond's Pink Creeping Phlox

Spring and fall are ideal times to plant your Dummond's Pink Phlox.  In cooler zones summer is a great time to plant as well. Phlox can grow in zones 3 to 9.

Phlox thrive in full sun and prefer moist, well-drained soil. Some subtle afternoon shade may be ideal in hot climates. Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing.  Once established, Phlox are drought tolerant.  Add 2-3 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and protect your plant's roots in extreme temperatures. Fertilize with our slow release fertilizer when planting and in spring for best results.  Deadheading isn't necessary, but it can increase blooms and extend bloom time.  Phlox are deer resistant and salt, pollution, and erosion tolerant.  Creeping Phlox tolerant sandy and rocky sites.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, air circulation, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Phlox don't tend to have a lot of issues with pests of disease, but because they grow at ground level there are a couple things to watch out for.  Mites can be treated naturally with neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  To determine if mites are an issue look for the foliage to be dull and webbing to appear.  Phlox can, on occasion, encounter fungal issues especially when moisture is high and air circulation is low.  Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests.  It can be effective, but the entire plant must be coated in order for this method to be effective.  Water at the base of this plant to avoid fungal disease on the leaves.  For severe fungal infections treat with a fungicide.

 

Landscape Ideas for your Drummond's Pink Creeping Phlox

Pink Drummond's Creeping Phlox are lovely groundcovers with evergreen foliage. These plants have a low, spreading habit that become mat-like over time.   Plant in mixed beds, rock, woodland, and cottage gardens, containers, low walls, and next to walkways.  This phlox will even cascade over edges or down slopes if you like or trim them for a tight, clean edging. Plant in mass for tons of color and a unique substitute for grass.

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Only reason I only gave it a 3 is because I haven't had it in the ground long enough to spread or bloom. So far; it's just an evergreen sprig pile around the tree I planted for my late wife, but got it hoping it would cover the whole base of the tree eventually. Still hoping it will, and it's still alive two weeks later; will update after it has some time to take root...
August 19, 2017
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My wife passed away in October of 2016 from breast cancer, and I planted a tree in the middle of our front yard for her; the Eastern Redbud we'd always talked about getting. I need something pink to surround the base of the tree for her forever more. All the plants I've put in her flower beds this year; perennials and annuals, are all pink, so this will complete the ensemble.
Barry Y on Aug 1, 2017
My wife passed away in October of 2016 from breast cancer, and I planted a tree in the middle of our front yard for her; the Eastern Redbud we'd always talked about getting. I need something pink to surround the base of the tree for her forever more. All the plants I've put in her flower beds this year; perennials and annuals, are all pink, so this will complete the ensemble.
Barry Y on Aug 1, 2017
That's what my wife wanted, : )
Eric P on Jun 14, 2017
That's what my wife wanted, : )
Eric P on Jun 14, 2017
Approx. how many creeping Phlox come in a one gallon pot?
Wally W on Jul 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: One full plant
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