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Phlox subulata Fort Hill (Moss phlox)

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There are many selections of Moss Phlox, all of them forming a low mound or cushion of dark green needle-like leaves, smothered by tiny flowers in late spring. This variety produces a showy display of deep rosy-pink flowers with deeply notched petals, giving a distinct star shape. Clip plants lightly immediately after blooming to encourage a dense habit. Wonderful in the sunny rock garden, for edging, or in mixed containers. Clumps may be ripped apart and divided in early fall, after 3 to 4 years. Requires good drainage. Drought tolerant, once established.

USDA Zone: 2-9

Sun Exposure 
  Full Sun

Soil Type 
  Normal or

Soil pH 
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or

Soil Moisture 

Care Level 

Flower Colour 
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time 
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring

Foliage Color 
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics 
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size 
  Very Small

   5-15 cm
   2-6 inches

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

Foot Traffic 

Growth Rate 

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