Violet Pinwheels Groundcover Phlox

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Who could resist the super-saturated light purple hue of Violet Pinwheels Phlox (Phlox 'Violet Pinwheels'). This outstanding Moss Phlox wakes up very early in spring...well before other cultivars.

This evergreen creeping Phlox shines for many weeks in early spring...lavishly covered with petite purple star-shaped flowers that are adored by all. Violet Pinwheels Phlox stays snug to the ground, nestling softly into it's planting place.

Planting and Application:

Electric, candy-colored flowers feature notched, upturned petals that open a rich, radiant purple then age to luminous lavender. These wonders are a sure-fire way to chase away those winter doldrums!

  • Underplant your purple Rose bushes for a full season of blooms. Their charming, dark green needle-like foliage will provide a beautiful contrast for your Roses.
  • Couple with other evergreen groundcover shrubs for a wildly easy-care planting you'll adore for decades. Add a collection of rugged boulders and gravel for a compelling Rock Garden.
  • Plant Violet Pinwheels Phlox near the base of your boulders on the side that stays sunny. If needed, add extra soil to create a planting pocket for these small, spreading plants to flourish in.
  • Jazz up your foundation plantings with an incredibly vibrant "carpet of color". Remove sod and space them two feet apart on center; measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
  • Specialty gardens like Alpine, Rock, Zen or Butterfly can make tremendous use of these pretty, petite plants. Beneficial pollinators will be very grateful for their early blooms...use Violet Pinwheels Phlox in Victory Gardens to lure them to your fruit and veggie plants, too!

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Select a planting site in full sun with well-drained soil. For best results, supply them with supplemental water on a regular basis.

  • Provide life-long support for their feeder roots with symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster added to the planting hole. .
  • Cold-hardy and unfussy about soil type and pH...this choice is great for low maintenance landscapes and slopes. It displays some tolerance to salt, as well.
  • This showy modern selection from Chicagoland Grows® is a natural cross between western and eastern Creeping Phlox. High performance, rugged nature and exquisite bloom make this one a real winner.

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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Violet Pinwheels Groundcover Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Phlox x 'Violet Pinwheels'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple, Blue
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No