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Creeping
Phlox

Phlox subulata

 

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Description:

Small pink flowers bloom on this ground cover in early spring.  Plant in a sunny spot with well-drained soil and prune after flowering for a healthier plant.  A good plant to use with your spring flowering bulbs such as Tulips and Daffodils.
 
Common Name: Creeping Phlox, Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox, Ground Pink, Moss Pinks
Botanical Name: Phlox subulata
Type: Ground Cover Perennial
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates some drought and a little salt and will grow in moist soils but prefers well-drained/loamy or sandy soils with a pH of acidic to alkaline (6.8-7.7)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Often used as a ground cover, an edging plant or for planting in cracks and walls.  Good for naturalizing an area.
Pests: Spider mites and rabbits
Diseases: Stem and root rot, Leaf spot, Anthracnose, Gray Mold, Wilt, Powdery Mildew
Good Companion Plants: Heartleaf Bergenia, Dwarf Iris, Lamb's Ear, Snow-in-Summer, Cushion Spurge
Care: Fertilize every 4 months with slow-release Osmocote or fertilize every few weeks with Plant-tone or Miracle Gro.   Prune after flowering for a healthier plant.

Propagation is from cuttings and division.  Best propagation time is in the fall and spring.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Phlox subulata 'Atropurpurea'
Creeping Phlox, Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox, Ground Pink, Moss Pinks
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Atropurpurea has rich wine-red flowers which blanket the foliage in late spring. It makes a tremendous color impact which can be seen from quite a distance.
Bloom Color: Purple-red
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-8"
Spread: 24-36"

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Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'
Creeping Phlox, Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox, Ground Pink, Moss Pinks
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Lavender-blue blossoms.
Bloom Color: Lavender Blue
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-8"
Spread: 24-36"


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Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'
Creeping Phlox, Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox, Ground Pink, Moss Pinks
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Pink flowers in spring on this creeping ground cover.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-8"
Spread: 24-36"


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Phlox subulata 'Millstream Daphne'
Creeping Phlox, Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox, Ground Pink, Moss Pinks
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Forms short, tight, rounded clumps which are completely covered in hot pink flowers with a darker pink eye in late spring.  This popular little perennial is best utilized in rocky areas, on slopes, and in flower borders.
Bloom Color: Hot Pink
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6"
Spread: 12-18"


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Photo courtesy of Aris Greenleaf/
Blooms of Bressingham

 

 

Phlox subulata 'Oakington Blue Eyes'
Creeping Phlox
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Sky-blue flowers in mid- to late spring atop needle-like foliage on low spreading mats. A must in any alpine garden. Use as a ground cover, in the rock garden, to cascade over walls, or use as border edgings.
Bloom Color: Sky Blue
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6"
Spread: 18"


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Photo courtesy of Grimes Horticulture

 

Phlox x 'Paparazzi Britney'
Hybrid Creeping Phlox
zones 6-9
 
Description:  Much like subulata (Creeping Phlox), that forms a low mound of deep green spreading foliage covered with bright pink blooms in early spring.  A great choice for edging or rock gardens. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
Bloom Color: Bright Pink
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 18"


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Photo courtesy of Greenleaf Plants

 

Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty'
Creeping Phlox
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Evergreen mats of pine needle-like foliage. Deep purple blooms form solid canopies of color over neat mounds in pot or garden in mid to late spring.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6"
Spread: 12-24"


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Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
Creeping Phlox, Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox, Ground Pink, Moss Pinks
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Great numbers of wide, star-shaped dark red centered flowers are carried on creeping stems of stiff, needle-like evergreen leaves.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-15"
Spread: 12"


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Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
Creeping Phlox, Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox, Ground Pink, Moss Pinks
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Blooms profusely from mid to late spring with loose clusters of star-shaped, pristine white flowers.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6"
Spread: 24-36"

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Phlox subulata 'White Delight'
Creeping Phlox, Flowering Moss, Moss Phlox, Ground Pink, Moss Pinks
zones 2-9
 
Description:  Pure white blooms in early spring.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: April-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-8"
Spread: 24-36"

 

 

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