Phlox subulata

Scientific name: Phlox subulata


Common names: “Creeping phlox” “Moss phlox”

Plant Type: Evergreen – semi-evergreen perennial


Zone: 3-8

Light: Full sun best, takes part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Fertile alkaline – neutral, less clay better

Moisture: Moist well drained, takes some drought


Plant Size: H 2-6″ W dense mat

Leaf and Stem shape: Small, dark green leaves

Flower: Rounded, dark-eyed carmine-red flowers in late spring and early summer

Maintenance: Low, cut down by half after fowering

Landscape use: Edging, cottage garden , rock and gravel garden, container plant

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: “Deer resistant”

Cultivars: ~AGM winners: P. s. ‘Red Wings’ , P. s. ‘McDanial’s Cushion’


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