Herbaceous perennial / groundcover
Cultivar of Phlox subulata, native to Eastern & Central United States
Low, dense, "carpet-like" habit
White blooms blanket the foliage in the spring
Mid to late spring
Shear this plant back and clean up any dead foliage in early summer, just after it's finished blooming. This will produce denser foliage and will encourage it to rebloom.
Divisions can be made every few years in summer.
Attracts butterflies. Mat-forming groundcover.
2104: Bought (5) plants from Bayside Garden Center. Planted in the front bed along the perimeter edge.
2015: The moss phlox were not doing well…they had not grown at all in a year and looked wimpy. I moved them to the backyard bed where they would get more sun, hoping they will be happier. Worried that maybe they won’t do well in my clay soil.