Trailing Phlox

Phlox nivalis

Regular price $12

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Trailing Phox is an easy-to-grow perennial that becomes enveloped by bright pink flowers when it blooms in spring.

  • Flowers provide food for early emerging pollinators
  • Low growing plant with a weed-suppressing mat-like habit
  • Thrives on neglect

Details

  • 4 to 8 inches tall
  • 18 to 36 inches wide (plants grow wider in fertile soil)
  • Narrow needle-like evergreen leaves
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering starts in March and lasts three to four weeks.

How to grow

Prefers sun, though plants will still flower in part shade. Can grow in a variety of soil types, including clay, as long as it drains reasonably well. Plants are drought tolerant!

Care and maintenance

Plants are carefree and look after themselves

Where to plant

At the edges of flower beds, along paths, and planted on slopes to help stabilize the soil.

When to plant

Trailing Phlox can be planted year-round in the South, with spring and fall being the best times for plant and gardener. Remember to regularly keep plants watered if planting in the summer.

Spacing

Around 24 inches apart when planting in a group.

When will my plant flower?

Plants are flowering size and if purchased before March, they will bloom their first year.

Native habitat and range

Phlox nivalis can be found growing on rock outcrops and roadbanks in the southeast United States from south-central Virginia into Florida.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from cuttings here at the nursery. Our stock plant was grown from cuttings collected along the edge of a woodland in Chatham County, North Carolina.

States Cost per order
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $14
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $16
CO, NE, ND, and SD $18

 

Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.

Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?

Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?

If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.