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Moss Phlox

Moss Phlox

Phlox subulata

Height: 3-6"

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: March to May

Bloom Color: Pink, Red-Purple, Violet

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Well drained; prefers humus-rich.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Common Names: moss pink, mountain phlox , creeping phlox

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Phlox subulata, commonly called Moss Phlox, is a spreading, sun-loving phlox that only grows up to 6” tall but spreads up to two feet. It is noted for this creeping, moss-like appearance and growth habit and its profuse carpet of butterfly attracting early-spring flowers. It’s best grown in medium moisture, well-drained soils but will tolerate drought as well as deer, erosion, and air pollution. It prefers somewhat dry, rocky, or sandy places, open woodland areas and slopes. They are quite attractive to butterflies and other insect pollinators, and a good source of early-season nectar, making it a lovely addition to any garden. Common uses of moss phlox are rock gardens (as it will naturally drape nicely over the edges of rock walls), edgings, foundations or as a ground cover. It is especially valued in sunny areas of woodland gardens, slopes, native plant gardens or naturalized areas.


Additional information



Container Size


Bloom Time

March to May

Bloom Color

Pink, Red-Purple, Violet

Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Well drained; prefers humus-rich.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone


Other Common Names

moss pink, mountain phlox , creeping phlox

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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