For an effortless splash of color, few outdoor plants can compare to the Phlox subulata. Also known as the creeping phlox, moss phlox, or mountain phlox, it's a bright and fragrant perennial that brings a vibrant look to any garden.
Creeping Phlox has stunning colors in spring, summer and fall
An actual all-season plant, Phlox subulata makes a fantastic addition to any outdoor space. It grows to approximately six inches tall but spreads to two feet wide. With its low-growing, spreading habit, this vigorous sun-loving plant creates an evergreen mat of dense year-round greenery covered with colorful star-shaped flowers as temperatures rise.
As the seasons change, this vigorous plant will continue to add life to your garden, never failing to impress. A hardy evergreen, the creeping phlox plant remains lush year-round and brings joy even through the colder months with its evergreen foliage and delicate beauty. Its intriguing needle-like leaves provide texture to the garden bed and make an excellent backdrop for other plants. Dreary winter days will be brightened with their cheerful beauty!
During the warmer-weather months, this perennial's profusion of flowers attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to your landscape. The flowers come in vivid variations of pink, blue-purple, red, and white, with abundant blooms appearing in mid-to-late spring and blossoming rapidly over three to four weeks. Five petal-like lobes ring the flower, creating a star-like shape that beckons visitors to your garden.
This plant's low-growing habit and shallow roots make it great for slopes, rock gardens, paths, and other areas where it can cling nicely to the soil. Consider planting several creeping phlox plants together to create a tapestry of color that brightens an outdoor space.
Combining it with other groundcover plants like ajuga, vinca, and pachysandra creates an even more eye-catching display. It's also an excellent choice for erosion control on bare slopes and banks. No matter where you add it, the Phlox subulata will bring your garden welcome charm and a stunning kaleidoscope of color.