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Atropurpurea Creeping Phlox

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Plant Information
Common Name Atropurpurea Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox subulata 'Atropurpurea'
Plant Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 to 6 in
Mature Width 2 to 3 ft
Growth Habit Creeping
Bloom Color Red-pink
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period March to May
Seasonal Interest Spring
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Green-Yellow
Attributes Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds No
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 9
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Moderate
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Little watering is necessary but they do benefit from periodic watering in dry winters.
Fertilize Notes Feed lightly with a liquid balanced food after pruning.
Prune Notes Prune by 1/3 to 1/2 after they bloom. This promotes vigorous plants.