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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DescriptionLike a blanket of fresh snow, Phlox subulata 'Snowflake' adds a carpet of soft white to your landscape that shines in the sun. Its star-shaped blooms appear in spring and smother its green foliage until summer. Come summer- this low-growing evergreen groundcover forms a mat of green needle-like foliage wherever you plant it!
Did we mention it's deer resistant? 'Snowflake' is perfect for those who have trouble with nibbling deer! Phlox subulata adapts to a variety of soil types and is drought tolerant, making it virtually trouble-free. Plant 'Snowflake' along rock walls or on slopes and watch it gracefully drape over your landscape like snow.DetailsBotanical name:Phlox subulata 'Snowflake' Common name: Creeping phlox, Moss Pinks, Moss Phlox, Mountain Phlox. Zone: 3-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours), Part Sun (4-6 Hours) Soil type: Average, Sandy Soil moisture: Average, Dry, Wet Height x width: 4-6" x 24" Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Spring Features: Winter interest, suitable for slopes, space savers, rain gardens, heat tolerant, ground covers, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, evergreens 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.