Candy Stripe Phlox
Remarkable Coral-Pink Eyes on a Multitude of Flowers!
• Blushed White Flowers with Large Coral-pink Eyes
• So Many Flowers, You Can’t see the Foliage!
• Solves That Difficult Slope Where Nothing Grows
• Plant and Forget - This is one of the Easiest Plants to Grow!
Unusual and Lush Coloring on an Extravagance of Flowers
Unusually large and with broad overlapping petals, these blooms really show off their one-of-a-kind coloring of palest blush with a large coral pink eye in the center of each flower. For pretty much the whole spring, they cover the plant so heavily that you can’t see the foliage! The small, narrow leaves are rich green and they stay attractive until covered with snow; in fact, one of its common names, Moss Phlox, comes from the thick, ground-hugging foliage, while another name, Creeping Phlox, is derived from its low, spreading habit. Since this spreading plant stays low and dense, it makes an excellent ground cover, and is quite spectacular cascading over a wall, where you’ll enjoy the butterflies it attracts.
One of the Easiest plants You Can Grow!
Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, vigorous and disease resistant, this Phlox will grow in difficult places such as on a gravelly slope or next to pavement, and it can be used to control soil erosion. It adapts readily to most any soil that is well-drained, whether it is acidic or alkaline, and will even take a bit of salt from winter snow. Even better, deer typically leave it alone!
Plant in a sunny spot in ordinary to sandy garden soil, with the crown at or slightly above soil level after watering in. Be sure the location is well-drained, especially in the winter. If you have heavy clay, add compost or humus to the soil when you plant, and consider using a raised bed. A natural slope or bank is a good choice, especially if it is gravelly or even rocky. Young new plants will need to have an inch of water a week, whether from rain or your hose, but once established, they are pretty much self-sufficient.