Plant Number: 1.418.100  
Creeping Crosswort
Phuopsis stylosa

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Crosswort is seldom encountered in gardens but this is useful for dry sites. It spreads to form a dense mat of bright green leaves, loaded with clusters of bright pink flowers in early summer. Tolerates poor soils and hot sites, and can be a useful groundcover for slopes or other difficult sites. Cut back hard after blooming to encourage more buds to form in late summer. Attractive, but smells like a skunk so this may need careful placement. Easily divided in early spring.

Zone 5 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Lawn Substitute
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches

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