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Phlox subulata

Creeping Phlox (Transitional Plant)

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Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox)

Clusters of five-petaled flowers in vibrant shades of pink, red, lavender, blue-purple, or white cover this spring-flowering, short accent groundcover. Commonly used in rock gardens, along paths, at foundations and at the edge of beds or cascading over low walls.

Additional Information:

4-6 Inches


12-24 Inches


Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Shear the stems back one-third to halfway after flowering every year to promote lush new foliage, enhance vigor, reduce the amount of topgrowth as compared to the shallow root system, and reduce pest infestation.

Characteristics & Attributes

Nature Attracting


Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar