Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Phlox stolonifera 'Weesie Smith'
Weesie Smith Creeping Phlox
Item #: 8635
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
We've grown quite a few selections of our native Phlox stolonifera, but none can compare with the vigor and foliage density of this selection we named Phlox 'Weesie Smith'. Our clump has spread to 8' in 3 years, forming a ground-hugging mat of thin, surface-lying stems clothed in small, spoon-like leaves. The mats are topped, starting in early April, with 10" spikes of hummingbird-friendly, lavender-pink flowers...absolutely superb. This phlox comes from the garden of Alabama's first lady of wildflowers, the late Weesie Smith, thanks to her friend and wildflower compatriot, Jan Midgley.
Flower Color: Pink , Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers , Spillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Green Roofs , Living Wall , Night Gardens
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Georgia native plants , Groundcovers , Pollinator Plants , North American Native Plants , North Carolina Native Plants , Perennial Plant of the Year , Plant Delights Introductions , Plants that Attract Birds , United States Native Plants