Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)

Phlox Subulata 'Emerald Blue'
Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Blue’

Zones: 3 – 9
Light: Sun
Bloom time: Spring
Height: 6″
Spread: 2′ to 3′

Creeping Phlox or Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) is a low-growing, ground cover perennial that thrives in full sun.

It is easy to grow, deer-resistant, drought-tolerant and creates a carpet of color at the front of garden beds in the spring. What’s not to love?

Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe'
Phlox subulata ‘Candy Stripe’

Once it gets going, Moss Phlox will cover the area with pretty white, blue or pink flowers in the spring, and looks beautiful with daffodils or tulips growing through it.

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This post was originally published on June 16, 2020 but was updated with new content on June 18, 2022.