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Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

A perennial ground cover, creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) spreads to display a thick blanket of blooms in vibrant shades of pink, lavender, red, white or bluish-purple every spring. Creeping phlox is a sturdy, low-maintenance plant that camouflages an unsightly slope or other difficult areas in the landscape as it rambles between rocks or cascades over a wall. It can also be planted along a walkway or bordering a flower bed. Plant creeping phlox in spring.

Creeping phlox is also known as moss pink or moss phlox.

Once established, creeping phlox is a drought-tolerant plant that requires supplemental water only during warm, dry weather.

A yearly pruning with a weed trimmer or garden clippers keeps phlox looking neat and healthy year after year. Prune after the blooms fade in late spring.

Check out these great varieties of creeping phlox:

  • AMAZING GRACE

    Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox

    This variety produces a showy display of bright white flowers with golden centers surrounded by maroon-pink spots; prune lightly after flowering to encourage a dense growth habit; wonderful for rock gardens, edging, or in mixed containers

  • CANDY STRIPE

    Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox

    Candy Stripe Moss Phlox is smothered in stunning pink star-shaped flowers with crimson eyes and white stripes at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. Its tiny needle-like leaves remain forest green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

  • EMERALD BLUE

    Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox

    Emerald Blue Moss Phlox is smothered in stunning lavender star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. Its tiny needle-like leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

  • FORT HILL

    Fort Hill Creeping Phlox

    Fort Hill Moss Phlox is smothered in stunning lightly-scented pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. Its tiny needle-like leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

  • SCARLET FLAME

    Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox

    Scarlet Flame Moss Phlox is smothered in stunning lightly-scented scarlet star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. Its tiny needle-like leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

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