What are suitable planting sites for creeping phlox?


What are suitable planting sites for creeping phlox?


The brightly colored flowers of moss phlox (Phlox subulata), oftentimes referred to as “creeping phlox,” are a common sight in many home landscapes in spring.  Moss phlox forms dense, carpet-like mats.  Plants are 4 to 6 inches tall.  Its foliage is narrow, stiff, and needle-like in appearance.  Flower colors include white, pink, red, blue, and purple.  Excellent varieties include ‘Emerald Blue,’ ‘Emerald Pink,’ ‘Scarlet Flame’ (rose-pink), and ‘White Delight.’  Moss phlox is easy to grow.  It performs best in sunny areas and well-drained soils.  Moss phlox is useful for edging beds and as a groundcover for sunny slopes.  It also looks nice planted atop a wall or in rock gardens.  


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