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Creeping phlox

  • Lawns and Ground Covers
Creeping phlox
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)
Phlox subulata cv.



Origin and description

Carpet-forming habit.
Blooms: white, blue, pink or purple depending on the cultivar, May
Foliage: green, persisting
Height: 10-15 cm
Spacing: 40 cm

Common name

Creeping phlox, moss phlox

Latin name (genus)

Phlox subulata

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Polemoniaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: full sun, patial shade

Rapid growth

Pruning and maintenance

Cut plants down by half after blooming


Borders - Ground covers - Low walls - Flowerbeds - Rock gardens

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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