Scientific Name : Phlox subulata
Common Name : Moss Phlox
Hardiness Zone : 3a - 8b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring
Plant Habit : Spreading
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Winter Interest (regional), Fragrant Flowers, Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Bees
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)
Height : 4 - 6" (10 - 15cm)
Width : 30 - 36" (76 - 91cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun, Sun
General Information : A profusion of pink flowers makes an excellent groundcover display.
The green foliage has stiff, needle-like leaves with woody stems.
Idea & Tips : Plant in sun to part sun, well-drained soil.
Grower Information : Vigorous, with striking rosy red flowers 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 hight light and cooler temperatures is the most effective way to control growth and improve plant habit.