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Phlox subulata

Moss phlox

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
0.25-0.5'
1-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Spreading
Flower
Perennial

Creeping Phlox, Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Rock Pink

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
April-May
Violet/ pinkish
Semi-evergreen leaf
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Acidic, Adaptable
Soil Preference
hummusy, moist, well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
dry, open woodland, shallow soil
Eastern US, Maine to Minnesota to Georgia to Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Air pollution, Drought, Erosion, Shallow-rocky soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Air pollution, Drought, Erosion, Shallow-rocky soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Spider mites and foliar nematode
COMPANION PLANTS
Prairie dropseed,Arkansas blue star
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Good drainage is important, can tolerate light foot traffic
Downy serviceberry

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