Phlox Subulata work great when added to gardens and also are outstanding and beautiful to create beautiful borders for driveways and sidewalks
Botanical Latin Name: Phlox Subulata
Common Name: Creeping Phlox, Moss Pink, Perfect Pink, David's Lavender
Sun Exposure: Does best when in full sun and in evenly moist, yet well-drained soils
Mature Height: 6" - 10"
Spread: Plants can creep up to 2 feet out
Spacing: Plant 12" - 18" apart
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate growth rate, do not expect full ground coverage the first year
Flower Time: Star-like flowers bloom from May through June
How Long it Flowers: Petals bloom out for 13 weeks
Flower Color: Ranging in shades of White, Blue, and Pinks
Flower Form: While Phlox subulata come in several different colors the foliage is a rich green color. The spiky needle-like foliage will stay green most of the year. During the most extreme weather, Mid-Summer and Mid-Winter, the foliage can take on yellowish or brown foliage mixed in with the green. They are approximately 1.5 - 1.75 inches long and 0.7 inches wide. The flowers bloom out in billowing clusters that range from 4 - 10 blossoms. These "dime-size" blossoms can range from 0.8 - 1.0 inches in diameter. Made up of 5 petals with yellow stamens.
Phlox Subulata is also known as creeping phlox
These plants flower during the spring and summer months has spectacular color. The colors of the flowers can range from pink, white, blue and lavender. They do great when planted in moist and well-drained soils.
Phlox Subulata has star-like or round petals
Some flowers will have a slight scent to them. The petals, depending on the variety, can be star-like, narrow, or rounded. When stem nodes are touching the ground, the plant will send down roots to spread naturally, but it is also self-seeding. New foliage can be produced if the plant is sheared after its yearly blooming.