Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe'
a/k/a Moss Phlox.
- Height: 4-6 Inches
- Spread: 10-12 Inches
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Full Sun
- Blooms early Spring
- Low spreading mossy like carpet
- Adapts to wide range of soils
- Creeps over rocks or retaining walls
Fragrant, pink and white stripe flowers atop a dense carpet of needle-like foliage. Colorful and compact, creeping Phlox creates a thick mat of evergreen to semi-evergreen foliage. Some of the foliage remains green throughout the winter in most zones. Spring flowers attract butterflies. Cold-hardy to zone 3, it does benefits with protection from winterburn.
Creeping phlox is a versatile, easy to grow groundcover for full sun. Gritty, neutral soils are prefered and good drainage is essential. It's a good idea to shear this plant back and clean up any dead foliage in early summer, just after it's finished blooming. This will produce denser foliage and will encourage it to rebloom. Divisions can be made every few years in summer.
Creeping phlox is a low-growing species which forms a carpet-like mat no taller than 6". This popular little perennial is best utilized in rocky areas, on slopes, rock gardens, along paths, at foundations, hillsides, and at the edge of beds or low walls (for cascading effect).
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The plants arrived safely and in good condition. They have been in the ground less than two weeks but seem to be doing well.
Fabulous service! I ordered 25 plants and they were delivered within a week...and that was during the corona virus. Never expected such a speedy delivery. They went in the ground the next day and today ( 3 days after planting) they are perky and already putting out new growth! I am looking forward to seeing a flow of pink and white striped blossoms in my garden. So pleased!
The phlox arrived well packaged and were very healthy. I ordered 48 of these last year and they arrived in great condition too. I lost about 8 of them by this spring, but I ordered and planted them too late in the year so I blame myself. I just ordered 24 more to complete the flower bed and replace the 8 lost. They look great, I planted earlier, and expect them to all do well.