Rich, intense shade of violet purple nearly glows. This groundcover Phlox is a hybrid that has a low spreading habit and fantastic flower color. Notched, upturned petals look like tiny pinwheels. Blooms in spring; in northern Illinois, (zone 5), it can begin as early as late March and extend into mid-May, depending on spring temperatures. Attracts butterflies. Spreads slowly, perfect for rock gardens or the front of the border. Needs well drained soil. Shear this plant back in early summer, just after it's finished blooming. This will produce denser foliage and will encourage it to rebloom. Phlox 'Violet Pinwheels' is from Jim Ault at Chicagoland Grows®.