Fort Hills Creeping Phlox

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Ethereal Durability Fort Hills Creeping Phlox

  • Light Lavender-Pink Blooms Highlighted by Purple Centers
  • Amazingly Lobed Petals Look Like Tiny Hearts
  • Refresh Your Spirit After Long, Hard Winter
  • Low-Growing Plant Covered in Tiny Flowers
  • Early Nectar Resource for Butterflies and Beneficial Pollinators
  • Tidy, Evergreen Foliage
  • Native to North America
  • Cold Hardy
  • Shades Out Weeds
  • Stabilizes Soil
  • Moderately Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Easy-Care Plants
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

You'll adore the tender flowers of one of the prettiest small, perennial flowering groundcovers. Fort Hill Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill') brings a smile to all who see its electric violet hue.

In spring, these flowering carpets are a sight for winter-weary eyes! Include them in sunny spots throughout your garden.

Each 5-petaled bloom is tiny, but the impact they make is huge. A single plant may produce hundreds of flowers borne from clusters of buds. These bright blooms are held high above the foliage for even greater impact.

Next, look closer to the individual petals. The widened ends are deeply lobed into a triangular notch. These "fairy flowers" look like beautiful, light purple hearts!

Encircling the center, deeper purple spots draw your eye and add dimension to each bloom. You'll never, ever grow tired of this sophisticated, sweet variety.

Once the flowers are done, it still looks good. This plant grows into a dense mat of needle-like, evergreen foliage. They are very useful to cover ground, suppress weeds and hold the soil for you.

Keep them trimmed up and tidy. Don't be surprised to see sporadic flowering throughout the summer.

You'll love these hard-working, flowering plants as either groundcover or cascading plants.Robust, cold-hardy and low-maintenance, this perennial comes back for you year after year.

The showy display of optimistic flowers brings so much joy! There is nothing so welcome as vibrant spring-flowering plants.

Add Fort Hills Creeping Phlox to your landscape this season. You'll feel like a genius next spring.

How to Use Fort Hills Creeping Phlox in the Landscape

Landscape professionals rely on the charm of low-growing flowering groundcovers as a finishing touch in their designs. Don't neglect the low ground!

Add these to the edge of your walkways, or high-visibility garden plantings. Plant them between stepping stones for a candy-colored feature walk in a sunny side yard.

Create a continuous mat of brilliant color by planting them 12 inches apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. They'll grow together and touch.

Use a solid planting of Fort Hill for a bright, polished presentation. This elegant variety is one of the very best Creeping Phlox available on the market, and you'll be very pleased with the high quality of our plant materials.

Of course, you can always choose to mix things up in a wonderfully colorful planting of several different varieties. It's hard to choose a single flower color of these lively little plants. Feel free to "go wild" with springtime color!

Call it a Phlox subulata collection! Add it to drab, challenging sun-soaked spots in your landscape, and dub the space your rock garden.

These are hard-working, rugged and can handle tough conditions. Xeriscapers, consider this a "go-to" flowering plant for spring flair and year-round green.

If you have a slope, you can add additional rows in a zigzagging, staggered pattern to cover a larger area. Space each row 12 inches apart, as well. Mulch and weed between the plants until they grow together and touch.

Another wonderful way to leverage these valuable plants is as a "Spiller" that cascades down from the top of rock walls and concrete block retaining walls. Add several around the edge of your outdoor containers for a soft, professional look.

Have a tiny lot, or are you renting? Plant up a container for spring color. These cold-hardy plants can be safely left outside in all but the coldest regions of the United States.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Grow Fort Hills Creeping Phlox in full sun for best results. They'll need at least six hours of sunlight for the brightest color.

They'll also do best in well-drained soil, and are quite adaptable to even poor quality soils. Ensure they don't get planted too deeply.

The first year in your landscape, provide a regular schedule of supplemental water. Taking care will help get their roots established. Protect your investment by applying water in prolonged drought, as well.

In fall, give them a good drink before you winterize your sprinkler system. This will safeguard the evergreen foliage from strong winter winds in the coldest growing zones.

Apply a three-inch layer of mulch around your plant, but take care it doesn't rest against the stems. Mulch supports healthy soil, and cuts down on surface evaporation.

In early spring, trim them back to shape them. If you lightly deadhead the first flush of flowers, you may encourage more flowers.

While no plant is truly deer resistant, they do not seem to prefer the taste of these plants. If you live in Deer Country, be sure to use Deer Repellent during planting, guided by the instructions on the label.

Order Fort Hills Creeping Phlox this year. You'll be so pleased with your decision next spring!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Fort Hills Creeping Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Phlox subulata 'Fort Hills'
Mature Height 6 - 8 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple, Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No