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.