Phlox subulata 'Red Wing' - Moss Phlox - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Moss Phlox

Phlox subulata 'Red Wing'

Also called Creeping Phlox, Alpine Phlox

  • Spreading, low, mounding habit
  • Pinkish-crimson flowers with a deep red eyezone
  • Blooms appear just above the foliage
  • Semi-evergreen foliage with dark green needle-like leaves
  • Plant them in mass to form a low ground cover
  • Creeps over rocks or retaining walls
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late spring

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Pink

HEIGHT:
8-12 cm

SPREAD:
45-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in a well-drained soil with a high organic content, with medium moisture, in partial shade, however, it will tolerate a shadier site. It is drought tolerant once established. Shear back after flowering to improve the overall appearance and to perhaps encourage new flowers throughout the summer. Provide good air circulation when choosing a location for this species to reduce the potential of powdery mildew. It is best to not prune in the fall but clean up winter-damaged foliage in the spring.

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