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Fort Hill Moss Phlox

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Fort Hill Moss Phlox is smothered in stunning lightly-scented pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. Its tiny needle-like leaves remain green in color throughout the year.

Characteristics

Species:
subulata
Other Species Names:
Creeping Phlox
Average Landscape Height:
6 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Phlox
Cultivar:
Fort Hill
Branching:
herbaceous
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
spreading
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Spacing:
15 inches
Flower Color:
pink
Flower Form:
star
Flower Fragrance:
medium
Flower Period:
from early to late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
average
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Fort Hill Moss Phlox is smothered in stunning lightly-scented pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. Its tiny needle-like leaves remain green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Fort Hill Moss Phlox is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

Planting & Growing

Fort Hill Moss Phlox will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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