Creeping Phlox - Phlox subulata
The creeping phlox is an easy to grow plant that covers the ground. It's a bit like a moss, but much prettier. With the flowers measuring less than an inch across, many flowers can bloom in a single area without overcrowding the area with large blooms. This particular plant spreads like an ivy, with stems that creep out from the edges of the plant to bloom and repeat.
With this in mind, it's easy to see how a gardener would choose to plant this. The flowers help fill small spaces, and can cover the smallest of areas without lacking the color of the larger area some plants cover. It also adds a size variant to any garden, giving a contrast to larger blooms and flowers that is easy to take care of without a ton of extra work to keep it looking gorgeous.
Creeping Phlox - Phlox sublata is one of the many members of the Phlox family. Creeping Phlox is a low-lying and fast-spreading evergreen, making it ideal for use as a groundcover or filler. The Creeping Phlox is incredibly hardy against diseases and pests, making it an optimum garden selection no matter where you live. Creeping Phlox blooms from late-spring through summer, and is particularly cold hardy when not in bloom. The Creeping Phlox has many different cultivars, each of which have distinct colors and blossom shapes.