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Phlox subulata

Common Name(s):
Moss phlox, Moss pink, Moss-pink, Thrift
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Excellent for spring color; many cultivars; moderate drought tolerance; moss phlox is well known to all as that bright groundcover found in landscapes across the state; especially beautiful cascading over a rock wall; shearing the plants back after flowering may encourage a second, smaller flowering; this plant is occasionally damaged by deer

Season:
Spring
Height:
6-9 in.
Flower Color:
Pink, rose, red, blue, violet, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 2-9
Foliage:
Prostrate with creeping stems; 0.5-1 in. semi-evergreen, small, sharply pointed light green to gray-green, awl-shaped leaves
Flower:
0.5-0.75 in. flowers; pink, violet or white petals are either entire or notched at the end; tubular corolla with spreading lobes
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Dry, open sites with sandy soil
Size:
Height 4-6 in. with a spread of 2 ft.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Dense, creeping carpet
Propagation:
Division after flowering, cuttings
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Eastern USA, North Carolina
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
pink, sun, blue, white, purple, wildflower, perennial, groundcover, spring, deer resistant, red

NCCES plant id: 333

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