Phlox subulata 'Drummond Pink' - Creeping Phlox
Phlox subulata 'Drummond Pink'
'Drummond Pink' has deeper green needle-like foliage, tighter form and larger flowers than other subulatas. Intense dark pink flowers with red eyes cover it from late April to late May attracting loads of native insects. Easy to grow, lightly fragrant and perfect for massing in sandy soils.
- Early blooms are an important nectar source for butterflies
- Attracts hummingbirds!
- Larger bloom & darker foliage than other species
- Perfect for grouping as a groundcover
- Thrives in sun and well drained, sandy soil
- Easy care with few pest problems
Sandy or rocky soils from Maine to Michigan south to Tennessee and east to North Carolina.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
There are approximately 150,000 different species of moths while butterflies have only 15,000. They inhabit every continent except Antarctica. They can lay up to 1000 eggs and usually live less than 1 year. A butterfly's wingspan can be up to 11".
Prefers moist, 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.