Rocky Road Magenta Creeping Phlox

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Welcome spring with the brightest flowering perennial groundcovers, Rocky Road Magenta Creeping Phlox (Phlox 'Rocky Road Magenta') adds vibrant pops of color to the landscape. Your winter-hungry eyes, and every pollinator that are out that early in the spring, will adore these incredible plants!

Brilliant blooms of deep magenta to purple, completely cover these pretty plants in spring, and the unique, spicy color definitely takes things up a notch. The foliage remains evergreen all year long in mild winter locations of USDA growing zones 3-8. Get your growing season started off right with these intense dark magenta-violet hues.

Order enough Rocky Road Magenta Creeping Phlox to complete your project. These special plants will grow into an outstanding flowering carpet for you. However and wherever you use them in your space, they are sure to make you smile. Robust, cold-hardy, and low-maintenance, this perennial comes back for you year after year. Enjoy the showy flowers as they blanket the low ground in your landscape.

Planting and Application:

Even after the star-shaped blooms are past, these mat-forming garden plants will play an important role for you. The needle-like foliage suppresses weeds and softens the edges of your perennial plantings. Fill voids or blank spaces between larger shrubs and use these low-growing perennials as living mulch that also blooms! These mats creep over the tops of retaining walls and down hillsides and slopes.

Add them as a hard-working, flowering groundcover or cascading plant throughout your sunny landscape. Let spill and ramble over rocks and stones or over the edges of your garden edging. Start a collection of all the fantastic shades of Creeping Phlox in a dry Rock Garden as your spring feature and accent. They'll be a good candidate for xeriscape landscapes after the roots get a chance to establish themselves in your soil during the first year.

A mass planting of Creeping Phlox gives you a wonderful, full look, on a much smaller scale. Even tiny yards can enjoy these special garden treatments. Space them 12 inches apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Add additional rows in a zigzagging, staggered pattern to cover a larger area.

Plant a pair of Rocky Road on either side of the entrance to your perennial and cottage border. Bees flock to these early blooming nectar sources. Give them what they need, and they'll stay to help pollinate your fruiting and veggie plants, too! These space-savers also work in planters and container gardens as spillers!

  • Star-Shaped Magenta Blooms & Deeper Center
  • Early Spring Blooms - Welcome Color After Long Winters
  • Low-Growing Plant With Enormous Flower Power
  • Support Pollinators - Nectar-Rich Flowers Feed Honeybees
  • Evergreen Foliage - Shades Out Weeds
  • Containers, Edging, Living Mulch/Groundcover & Spring Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Creeping Phlox blooms best in full sun conditions - at least six hours of sunlight for the most flowers and brightest color. This light-hearted plant won't give you any trouble if you provide well-drained soil, just don't plant this one too deep. Be sure to give them a regular schedule of supplemental water during their first year and apply water in a prolonged drought. We recommend you give them a nice, long drink before you winterize your sprinkler system in the coldest zones.

Apply a three-inch layer of mulch around your plant, but make sure to pull it back from the stems. In early spring, trim them back to shape them. Lightly deadhead the first flush of flowers if you want to encourage more flowers later in the season. While no plant is truly deer resistant, they do not 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.

  • Full Sun Blooms
  • Regular Moisture & Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderately Drought-Tolerant Once Established
  • Cold Hardy & Easy-Care Plants & Widely Adaptable
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

Vibrant drifts of blooms, the Rocky Road Magenta Creeping Phlox is the pop of spring color your landscape has been seeking! Hurry and order your new favorite perennials today from!

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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Rocky Road Magenta Creeping Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Phlox 'Rocky Road Magenta'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes