Asked on May 26, 2013

Can anyone tell me about phlox.

Carol RussoMary Ann BooneDouglas Hunt


Any ideas for a flowering ground cover? I would like a ground cover around my mailbox and small areas with flowers. I have heard of phlox, would that be good and does it come back each year? I have no photos.
7 answers
  • Kimberly Barney
    on May 26, 2013

    Phlox does come back every year and it is beautiful while it is blooming. However, it has a short season so I do not know if it would make a good ground cover wher you want something flowering throughout the seasons. You may wish to check into ice plant or coral bells.

  • Mary Ann Boone
    on May 26, 2013

    Thanks so much!

  • Sherrie
    on May 26, 2013

    I have flowering flock. It comes back each year and it looks beautiful!

  • Ivylore
    on May 26, 2013

    Another ground cover/border plant that I am trying is called "snow in summer"- it has pretty white flowers. I am also planting creeping myrtle, red creeping sedum and magic carpet thyme... a lot of ground covers, I know, but I am working on transforming my yard into a flower garden. Good luck!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 26, 2013

    Groundcover phlox does have a pretty short bloom time, whereas perennial geraniums bloom practically forever.

    • Lee Detrick
      on Mar 20, 2016

      @Douglas Hunt I never heard of perennial geraniums. Will they winter over in zone 5 in Ohio?

  • Mary Ann Boone
    on May 30, 2013

    Thanks to all!

  • Carol Russo
    on Mar 10, 2016

    check into portulaca.

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