Low Creaping Phlox

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Low Creaping Phlox

Post by aheberer » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:03 am

I am in Roanoke Va and have 3 large holly trees, 25 ft tall, 12 feet at base. I am looking for a low perennial spreading ground cover with some color. The area under the hollys is shaded. I want something like a phlox as the blooms have great color. Any suggections?

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Re: Low Creaping Phlox

Post by lorijones » Mon May 09, 2011 2:33 pm

It would be too shady under the hollies for the Phlox subulata. Vinca minor would be a good alternative for the shade. The evergreen foliage looks nice all year and the flowers are attractive. There is even a variegated form of Vinca minor. Another choice would be Lamium maculatum. There are several different varieties with beautiful silver/white variegated green leaves and beautiful flowers in the spring. Lamium is not evergreen so the foliage will dieback over the winter.

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