Masses Of Bloom

What is more inviting in a garden than a mass of flowers?  Creeping phlox, also called moss phlox or ground phlox (Phlox subulata) if you prefer, certainly delivers on this attribute!  Spring brings a carpet of jostling blooms in choices of mauve, pink, white and bi-colour.  The swath of pastels reveals dainty, notched-petal blossoms on closer inspection.  The evergreen foliage grows in a dense mat, with next year’s buds starting to form soon after the blooms finish.  Creeping phlox nestles well into rock gardens, or as an easy care ground cover in a sunny perennial bed. 

Technical stuff – Creeping phlox/Phlox subulata, perennial hardy to zone 3, height of 4”-6” and spread of up to 24”, full to part sun, prefers well drained soil but will tolerate poor soil and is drought resistant, blooms May into June.     

Posted on June 5, 2015 and filed under Groundcover, Perennials.