Phlox subulata

Candy Stripe, Alpine or Moss Phlox

Phlox Subulata

As its common names imply Phlox Subulata is a real little rock plant. It comes from the mountainous regions of the USA. It forms a carpet of tiny, glossy green leaves and produces an abundance of pink and white flowers through spring and summer.

It is perfect for squeezing into all the little nooks and crannies found in rock gardens. It does best in full sun, in well-drained soils and cool climates. There are a host of different variants and hybrids available in an assortment of colours.

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