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THRIFT MOSS PHLOX
 

THRIFT Moss Phlox     

Phlox subulata   (FLOCKS sub-you-LAY-tah)   
   

Perennial           Sun      Height 6 - 8 inches        Spread 10 - 12 inches           Spacing 10 - 12 inches

 

HABIT:              Low-growing and spreading perennial that acts like an evergreen in mild winters. Blooms in spring in pink, blue, or white. Hot pink is the most common color.

CULTURE:        Easy, any well-drained soil, moderate water and fertilizer needs.

USES:              Dwarf border, spring color, stone walls.

PROBLEMS:     None.

NOTES:            Reliable to bloom year after year. Plant in fall or spring. Native to North America. ‘Blue Emerald’ is the best; its foliage is lush and dark green all summer.


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