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Phlox subulata 'Blue' - Creeping Phlox

Groundcovers

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

Creeping Phlox

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue' is a variety of creeping phlox, or moss phlox, that boasts clear blue flowers with dark green glossy foliage and a wonderful compact growth habit. Phlox subulata is a vigorous, spreading, mat-forming, sun-loving phlox that is noted for its creeping habit, its needle-like leaves (which retain some green in winter) and its profuse carpet of mid-spring flowers with notched flower petals. Loose clusters of fragrant, tubular flowers bloom in profusion during April and May. Especially spectacular draping over a rock wall!

Creeping Phlox Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Trim back after flowering to the low green foliage for lush new growth. Do not prune in fall, clean-up winter damage in spring. Plants grow well in sandy or gravely soils.

Height:

4-6 Inches

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Spread:

18-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

2 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Rock Garden
Edging
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Ground Cover
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Container
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