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Moss Phlox 'Creeping Goldiphlox Rose'
Moss Phlox 'Creeping Goldiphlox Rose'

Moss Phlox 'Creeping Goldiphlox Rose'

Phlox subulata 'Trot Creeping Pink'
$15.00
Note : During our spring season, preparation of materials for careful packaging of plants before shipping typically takes 14 business days, in addition to the standard shipping times.

Height: 3”-6”
Spread: 1’-1.5’
Bloom: Spring
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade (Especially in North Texas)
Water: Moderate
Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Origin: North America
Deer Resistant: No

Phlox subulata, commonly known as moss phlox, mountain phlox, or creeping phlox, is an upright, mat-forming, sun-loving perennial that grows 6" high but spreads 24" wide. The plant is known for its creeping habit, linear to awl-shaped leaves (which retain some green in winter), and tufts of notched flowers in mid-spring. The species is native to dry, rocky, or sandy regions, open woodlands, slopes, and Appalachians south of Tennessee. Loose clusters of fragrant, tubular flowers bloom between April and May.

There are five petal-like, rounded lobes on each flower. The lobes are notched in a distinctive pattern. Leaves are linear to awl-shaped and green in color. Awl-shaped is the Latin word for subulata, which refers to the leaves. The common name moss phlox is derived from the fact that vegetation mats are said to resemble moss. Butterflies and other insect pollinators are attracted to this plant.

The Trot Pink cultivar has the largest flowers of any Phlox subulata and increased vigor. The flowers are a light purple-pink.

A humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soil with full sun is best. Plants generally appreciate some dappled sun in areas with hot, humid summers. It's essential to have good soil drainage. The plants grow well in sandy or gravely soils and tolerate hot, dry conditions better than most other phlox species. When the conditions are right, plants will self-seed. After flowering, cut back stems by half to maintain form, promote denser growth, and stimulate reblooming.

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