Phlox subulata 'Drummond's 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: Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Evergreen, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Tolerates foot traffic, Winter interest
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- Botanical name:
Phlox subulata 'Drummond's Pink'
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Sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
4-6" X 18-24"
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- Bloom season:
Late spring-early summer
Accent, Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Rock garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting
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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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