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Phlox subulata

Moss Phlox

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Moss Phlox is a vigorous, spreading, mat-forming evergreen perennial. It features red-purple to violet-purple to pink to white flowers, which...

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Description:

Moss Phlox is a vigorous, spreading, mat-forming evergreen perennial. It features red-purple to violet-purple to pink to white flowers, which bloom March-May to create an early spring carpet of color. The best blooms occur in full sun. Use Moss Phlox for edging, cascading walls, and as a groundcover in select areas of your yard.

Plant Details:

Other Common Names: Moss Pink, Creeping Phlox

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial

New Jersey Native: Yes

Bloom Times: Spring, Late Spring to Early Summer

Bloom Colors: Red, Purple, White

Deer Resistance: None

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Butterflies

Salt Tolerance: Low to None

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy, Clay

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Soil pH: Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Well-drained

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 0.25 - 0.5 ft

Spread: 1 - 2 ft

Growth Rate: Fast