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Moss Phlox in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Phlox subulata

 

Moss Phlox

A low-growing phlox which forms a carpet-like mat that is suitable for rockeries or edging. The moss-like foliage is covered with a mass of flowers in Spring and sometimes a second flush in late Summer.

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plant Features
  • Moss Phlox likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Moss Phlox likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Moss Phlox is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Moss Phlox likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Moss Phlox

Latin name

Phlox subulata

type

Evergreen Perennials

family

Polemoniaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Moss Phlox likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Moss Phlox is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Moss Phlox likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Moss Phlox likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Moss Phlox is 1.80meters x 0.15meters 1.80 M 0.15 M

Phlox subulata

A low-growing phlox which forms a carpet-like mat that is suitable for rockeries or edging. The moss-like foliage is covered with a mass of flowers in Spring and sometimes a second flush in late Summer.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Flowering season from late spring to early summer.

 

Plant container plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container plants in a sunny position.

 

Propagation by Softwood Cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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