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Creeping Phlox

Phlox subulata

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Also known as

Moss Phlox, Moss-Pink, Mountain Phlox, Ground Pink, Rock Pink

Phlox subulata - Moss Phlox by Fritzflohrreynolds (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Creeping Phlox Overview

This is a perennial it will form evergreen mounds with fine, needle-like leaves. The flowers are colourful and bloom in the late spring and early summer.

Common problems with Creeping Phlox

How to propagate Creeping Phlox


Propagate rock and hybrids by basal cuttings from non-flowering shoots in spring or summer. Root cuttings in winter.


Species can be increased by seed in autumn or spring. Annuals can be propagated by seed in spring.


P.maculata, P.paniculata and their cultivators should be propagated by division in early spring.

Special features of Creeping Phlox

Attracts butterflies

Ground cover

Other uses of Creeping Phlox

Ground cover, border, edging, walls, rock garden

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