Scientific Name : Phlox subulata
Common Name : Moss Phlox
Hardiness Zone : 3a - 8b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring
Plant Habit : Spreading
Characteristics : Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)
Height : 4 - 6" (10 - 15cm)
Width : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Rosy-red flowers.
Idea & Tips : Avoid overhead watering.
Grower Information : Rosy-red blooms in early Spring.
Daylength : Phlox subulata will flower equally well under long or short daylengths after cold treatment.
Propagation Information : Pinch as needed to remove flower buds.
: Plant Maturity:
Cold treatment beneficial, but not required for flowering. Plants should be bulked under natural short days for a 4-8 week period. Mature, bulked-up plants will respond more favorably to cold treatment.Temperature:
Increased number of flowers; earlier flowering.
Plant Growth Regulators : Generally not needed. Growing under high light and cooler temperatures is the most effective way to control growth and improve plant habit.