Phlox subulata

Phlox, Moss

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Pot Size: 3" pot

Plant Description

Moss phlox is a prostrate, semi-evergreen native perennial that lives on dry, often rocky open slopes and clearings throughout much of eastern North America. In mid to late spring, showy 5-petaled flowers in colors ranging from white to shocking pink to pale blue (and all colors in between) will literally cover the foliage. Plants form mats of very linear, needle-like leaves. This profuse flowering display combined with its adaptability to difficult conditions has made moss phlox a very popular landscaping plant. There are few plants better for covering a sunny, dry bank, for cascading over a stonewall, or for edging. It wants good drainage and full sun except towards the southern end of its range where some protection from the hot afternoon sun would be welcome. Ours are mixed colors including bright rose, soft lavender, bluish, and very pale lavender. Specify your color preference and we will ship those if available.



Container plant

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture                

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Ground cover

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Sandy, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist             


3" pot


less than 12

Flower Color

Rose, Pink, Violet, Lavender,

Blue, White/whitish

Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring



Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9