Brooding On

Creeping Phlox

This lovely purple stuff lining our walkway to the front door is called Creeping Phlox.  I've had several people ask me about it lately, so I thought I'd do a little post to share about it. 
It's definitely called "creeping" for a reason.   All of the Phlox pictured here came from 4  6" pots (just like the one pictured below) planted a few years back.  Over time, I've trimmed it back countless times and transplanted portions of it to create a continuous border.  I love how it cascades over the little rock wall.

I found this Fort Hill version at Home Depot and snapped a pic because they do offer another variety as well.  However, the other variety seemed to be more vertical and probably wouldn't drape over the wall as well.  This Fort Hill is what I have planted.