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Red Wings Creeping Phlox

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A Vivid Carpet of Color!

This little plant is not for the faint-of-heart gardener or someone who likes living in quiet obscurity.

Only buy Red Wings Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Red Wings') if you are ready for the attention it is going to bring you. Trust us when we tell you that it is one of those plants that will make people stop their cars and come to your door just to ask you what it is.

Every spring this petite evergreen perennial is completely smothered in deep crimson flowers with dark centers. (And when we say smothered, we mean that the flowers are so thick you might not see any green foliage at all through them!) Whether you plant several as a groundcover or a couple as an accent in a rock garden or just one cascading over a garden wall you are going to be stopping traffic!

Red Wings is very drought tolerant once it is established. It is native to rocky embankments and the nooks and crannies of crumbling walls in Appalachia, so you know that it takes the fast draining crummy soil of the elevated spots in your yard. Use it on embankments, along the edges of flagstone patios or spilling over curbs in notorious 'hell-strips' or 'concrete gardens' between the sidewalk and the road.

The rich color will offset other spring flowers and stands out from across the garden. But despite its eye-catching color it isn't a garden diva. It doesn't require pruning to keep its shape and only infrequent watering once it is established.

Go ahead and be bold! Let them stop and ask. Order your Red Wings Creeping Phlox from us today.

  • Hardy
  • Beautiful Crimson Flowers
  • Great Groundcover
  • Drought Tolerant

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

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Red Wings Creeping Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
Mature Height 6 - 8 inches
Mature Spread 30 - 36 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes