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.