Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox creates a mat of light purple blooms paired with deep violet center eyes and foliage that is similar to grass. It typically blooms in mid-to-late spring. This spreading evergreen perennial grows to between 4 and 6 inches tall, 16 and 24 inches wide. It flowers in the springtime under full sun, but can be planted under trees that leaf out and create shade later in the season. It is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. Purple Beauty is bee friendly and carries a sweet fragrance that is known to attract butterflies. This plant presents beautiful blooms that create a strong statement in any spring garden, spreading quickly and tolerating a variety of soils. It can make a wonderful addition to rock gardens, slope plantings, and steep banks. This variety of creeping phlox prevents erosion and can tolerate dry spells. Their beauty is striking when planted in groups. Creeping Phlox is a favorite perennial groundcover in all of its growing regions. It is both cold hardy and heat tolerant. A rapid spreader, Creeping Phlox is talented at filling in spaces between trees, rolling down gentle slopes or steep banks, and covering areas that are more difficult to care for with its solid stretch of color. The crown of the plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in. It prefers soils that sandy, loamy, or dry and well-drained.