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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

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

50cm

5cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • 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'

Seed

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

Cuttings

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.