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Phlox subulata Emerald Pink
Fragrant Blooms!

Phlox subulata Emerald Pink

Cold hardy Zone 3 groundcover for tough sites!
Item: #PHLEP1Q
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $11.19
  • Fast growing evergreen ground cover
  • 100s of fragrant pink flowers in late spring
  • Thrives in tough soil sites
  • Excellent on banks, slopes and along pathways
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Phlox subulata Emerald Pink Description

Creeping Phlox, or Phlox subulata, ushers in spring like no other sun perennial groundcover. 

In late spring, hundreds of fragrant, star-shaped, pink 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

 

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'
  • Common Name:
    Creeping Phlox
  • Zone:
    3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Sun, Part Shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil Moisture:
    Average, Moist
  • Height x Width:
    4-6" X 24"
  • Flower Color:
    Pink
  • Foliage Color:
    Green
  • Bloom Season:
    Late Spring-Early Summer
  • Uses:
    Accent, Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Rock Garden, Slopes, Small Spaces, Under Planting
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK,CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #: None

Ideas and How-to's

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS

PLANTING GUIDE

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)
Water: Medium.
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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