Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe' - Candy Stripe Moss Phlox
DESCRIPTIONCandy Stripe Moss Phlox
Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe'
Shiny green, needle-like foliage forms an evergreen mat that flows over anything in its path and serves as the backdrop for masses of white w/pink striped flowers starting in late April. Perfect for massing in sun or part shade, it's a magnet for butterflies and native insects seeking its rich nectar.
- Great for the border edge or rock gardens
- Loves full sun and is drought tolerant
- Rich nectar attracts native insects
- Perfect for massing in colorful spring waves
- Outstanding deer-resistant groundcover
- Easy to grow, shiny evergreen foliage
Native to large tracts of the eastern half of the United States. Found on rocky ledges, slopes & clearings.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Phlox is a beautiful family of plants that no garden should be without. Tall garden and meadow phlox produce large panicles of fragrant flowers in a wide assortment of colors adding height and charm to any border. Low-growing moss pinks and creeping phlox are effective as ground covers, at the front of the border, and as rock garden plants, especially in light shade.
Grows best in dry to average, humus-rich, well-drained soils in full sun. Best flowering is in full sun, but plants generally appreciate some dappled sun in the hot summers of the South. Good soil drainage is important.