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Moss Phlox 'McDaniel's Cushion'

Phlox subulata 'McDaniel's Cushion'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Moss Phlox 'McDaniel's Cushion' Overview

Phlox subulata 'McDaniel's Cushion', also known as Moss Phlox 'McDaniel's Cushion' is a mat-forming evergreen perennial with a compact growth habit. From late spring and through summer it produces bright deep pink flowers. This hardy plant with its small, linear, rich green leaves makes an ideal plant to grow as edging along paths, flower borders or in containers. Preferring full sun, in drier climates dappled shade will reduce moisture loss and improve flowering. This cultivar has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Moss Phlox 'McDaniel's Cushion'

Phlox eelworm can be a problem

How to propagate Moss Phlox 'McDaniel's Cushion'


Sow fresh seed into pots in teh autumn and overwinter in cold-frames, or in spring.


Take softwood cuttings from non-flowering stems in spring.

Special features of Moss Phlox 'McDaniel's Cushion'

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Moss Phlox 'McDaniel's Cushion'

These plants suits being included in planting schemes for gravel, rock or informal and cottage style gardens. With an OPALS rating of 3, these plants are 'Good' to include in a low allergen planting scheme.