Phlox subulata Emerald Blue Description
Creeping Phlox, or Phlox subulata ushers in spring like no other sun perennial groundcover.
In late spring, hundreds of fragrant star-shaped blue blooms burst forth in such masses they obscure the foliage.
Sun loving creeping phlox forms a low growing mat-forming groundcover. Leaves are narrow and pointed, and stay evergreen adding 4 seasons of interest!
Highly adaptable to most well-drained soils whether acidic, or alkaline. It even grows in gravelly soil!
Stunning in mass plantings. Use as a foreground planting to colorful Coneflowers, upright Sedums or medium sized Shrubs.
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Tolerates Foot Traffic, Winter Interest
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Phlox subulata 'Blue Emerald'
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- Height x Width:
4-6" x 24"
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- Bloom Season:
Late Spring-Early Summer
Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Rock Garden, Small Spaces
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Ideas and How-to's
Recommended for You:
Soil: Well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH.
Light: Phlox grow best in full sun (or partial shade in the South)
Spacing: 15 - 18 inches
Fertilizing: A general purpose slow-acting granular fertilizer worked into the soil around the plants in the spring is sufficient for phlox for the season.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Leave foliage standing in winter, and clean up spent foliage in spring.
Maintenance & Pruning: Cut back stems after flowering by 1/2. This will maintain dense growth and attractive habit for the summer months. This will also encourage some fall rebloom. Cut out any brown stems.
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