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Phlox subulata /Moss Pink

Phlox subulata  / Phlox subulata
A mass planting of the pinks
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A mass planting of the pinks

A border planting of this delightful spring flowering perennial

Ground cover planting in full sunlight and planted in sandy, well drained soils

Close-up image of the flowers

Ground cover planting in full bloom in early spring

Makes a great border planting for a raised planter

A selection with more of a blue cast to the flowers

A blanket of spring flowers

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Scientific Name: Phlox subulata
Common Name: Moss Pink
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This is an old fashioned perennial that is well adapted to dry rocky soils and other places with shallow soils. Provide a well drained soil and full sunlight.