We love ‘Shades of Pink’, an exclusive from High Country Gardens. A thick mat of deep green foliage is covered in a carpet of pale pink to dark pink blooms in the spring. ‘Shades of Pink’ may even give a second flush of blooms following summer rains.
Common Name: ‘Shades of Pink’ Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name: Phlox grayi
Sun: Full sun, afternoon shade
Flowers: Pale to dark pink flowers bloom in the late spring
Size: 3 inches tall and 12-15 inch spread
Origins: Native to northern Arizona and does quite well in the western United States
Growing ‘Shades of Pink’: An easy to care for plant, it prefers composted enriched, loamy soil in a sunny location. It looks stunning near rocks, rock ledges and contrasted with gravel walks and paths.