Moss Phlox

Phlox subulata

Moss Phlox, scientifically known as Phlox subulata, is a low-growing perennial ground cover native to North America. Celebrated for its profusion of vibrant flowers and dense, evergreen foliage, it is a popular choice for adding color and texture to gardens and rocky landscapes.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Native to eastern and central North America
Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
Size: Typically grows to a height of 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters), forming a dense, spreading mat.
Sun: Moss Phlox thrives in full sun but will tolerate part shade.
Watering: Water sparingly, especially after planting. Once established, it is drought-tolerant.
Growth Rate:
Soil: Well-drained, sandy or rocky soil is ideal. It is tolerant of poor soil conditions.
Pruning: rim back any dead or damaged foliage after flowering to encourage healthy growth.
Disease and Pests:
Uses: The vibrant flowers provide nectar for bees and butterflies, making it a valuable addition to pollinator-friendly gardens. Its spreading habit helps stabilize soil on slopes or in rock gardens.
Notes: ‘Emerald Pink’ is a compact selection of moss phlox that will reach up to 6″ tall at maturity and spread to fill a 18″ area. The small pink blooms will appear in mid to late spring and carpet the foliage.


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