Phlox subulata
Phlox subulata

Moss Pink
Binomial:Phlox subulata
Type:ground cover

Phlox subulata [1] (Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox) is a perennial creeper growing to a height of 6 inches and covering a 20 inch wide area. The small, five-petaled flowers bloom in rose, mauve, blue, white, or pink in late spring to early summer.

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  • Requires full sun and well-drained soil.
  • Hardiness zones: USDA zone 3 to 9

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  1. Phlox subulata at Germplasm Resources Information Network
  2. Phlox subulata at NC State University
  3. Phlox subulata at Ohio State University
  • Blanchan, Neltje (2002). Wild Flowers: An Aid to Knowledge of our Wild Flowers and their Insect Visitors. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. {{cite book}}: Check date values in: |year= (help)
  • Bay Books. P. 2005. The A-Z of Garden Flowers.