Phlox subulata Spring Blue - Blue Moss Phlox
DESCRIPTIONBlue Moss Phlox
Phlox subulata Spring Blue
Shiny green, needle-like foliage forms an evergreen mat. Looks especially pretty draped over rock walls. Masses of blue flowers begin flowering in late April. Perfect for massing in sun or part shade. It's a magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds, and native insects.
- Loves full sun and is drought tolerant
- Rich nectar attracts native insects
- Great for the border edge or rock gardens
- Perfect for massing in colorful Spring waves
- Outstanding deer resistant groundcover
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)
INTERESTING FACTSPhlox are 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 blues and creeping phlox are effective as ground covers, at the front of the border, and as rock garden plants, especially in light shade.
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.