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Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame' - Creeping Phlox (photo credit: Syngenta)

Perennials

Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

Creeping Phlox

Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame' is a variety of creeping phlox, or moss phlox, that boasts scarlet red flowers and 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 cascading 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 in

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Spread:

18-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

2 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

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