New to flower gardening? Get phlox. New homeowner with a pretty empty canvas of a yard? Get phlox. Lots of rocks and nothing will grow? Need to fill that empty space? High traffic area with lots of stomping feet? Absent minded gardener? Get phlox. You will enjoy blooms all through the spring and summer, year after year. Plox makes for great ground cover, grows in sun and shade, and continues to spread each season. If you find these marked down on the garden center clearance rack, snatch em up – they grow quickly and those blooms will certainly return.