Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionUsher in spring with Phlox subulata! 100s of bright pink blooms will carpet your landscape, creating stunning spring color and attracting pollinators to your home. 'Drummond's Pink' has larger flowers than most other creeping phlox making it a showstopping addition to rock gardens or cascading along slopes. Its fragrant pink flowers will dazzle you as they soak up the spring sun, creating a mesmerizing floral display!
For those with troublesome soils, creeping phlox is highly adaptable to most well-drained soils, whether acidic or alkaline- it even grows in gravelly soil and is drought tolerant! Creeping phlox is perfect for those looking for a low-growing evergreen groundcover. Its green needle-like foliage adds textural interest to your landscape once its spring blooms are spent.DetailsBotanical name:Phlox subulata 'Drummond's Pink' Common name: Creeping phlox, Moss Pinks, Moss Phlox, Mountain Phlox. Zone: 3-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours) Soil type: Average, Sandy Soil moisture: Average, Dry, Wet Height x width: 4-6" x 18-20" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Bloom season: Late spring-early summer Features: Winter interest, suitable for slopes, space savers, rain gardens, rabbit & deer resistant, native, heat tolerant, ground covers, evergreens, drought tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Alpine and rock, container gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spaces, border plant, native gardens. How To GrowSoil: 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: Low to Average. Spacing: 18" apart. 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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All About: Caring For Creeping Phlox
Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata), often called moss phlox, mountain phlox or moss pink, loves sun, tolerates drought, attracts butterflies, & even resists deer. This superstar ground cover is great for gardeners of any skill level; if you’re looking to add easy-care color & interest to your landscape, consider making creeping phlox your next garden addition.
Arrived in good shape , packaged well.
Excited for spring
H. (South Carolina)
Received very healthy, large plants. Can't wait for spring for my pink phlox to bloom. Seem very happy in my sunny flower bed.
Very happy with the plants, they are doing well.
Too soon to tell
It seems that they adapt slowly and it is hard to tell how well they are doing
Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. When transplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed, they'll invest in their shoots and flower development. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, in the second year, they have more energy to put into growth; and in the third year, they grow and flower vigorously. We hope this helps. Happy Gardening!