Possible phlox?

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Lori S.
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Possible phlox?

Could anyone identify the plant shown in the photos at the attached link? Thanks in advance.
http://www.gardenbuddies.com/forums/alpines-and-primulas/10904-arabis-bl...

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Lori wrote:

Could anyone identify the plant shown in the photos at the attached link?  Thanks in advance.
http://www.gardenbuddies.com/forums/alpines-and-primulas/10904-arabis-bl...

It's a Phlox, not an Arabis.  The respondants in that link are only familiar with dwarf cushion Phlox, but there are many woodland Phlox species with taller growth, such as P. stolonifera, and there are hybrids to boot.  Looks like one of the many selected color form cultivars of P. stolonifera.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Yes, I know it's not an Arabis...  ;)
I have Phlox stolonifera and the arrangement of leaves is much looser than the tight form shown by the plant in question, and the leaves are rounded, rather than as linear as shown... ?
Could it be Phlox nana or Phlox viscida?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

ncole
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Joined: 2011-04-03

What about Px procumbens  often sold as P amoena

I live in Baltimore, Md. zone7 and have a woodland garden....for over 30 years...so I am old.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Yes, that seems likely.  It was suggested here as well:
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=9533.0

Thanks for the suggestion.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Ault
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Joined: 2010-12-03

Dollars to doughnut holes, it is indeed Phlox x procumbens, a hybrid of Phlox stolonifera and Phlox subulata

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Welcome to the forum, Jim.

  Always good to have another expert in the group. ;D

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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