Brilliant Rose-Red Blooms Draw All Eyes!
• An Ocean of Vibrant Blooms
• Flowers Longer than Any Other Creeping Phlox!
• Solves That Difficult Slope Where Nothing Grows
• Plant and Forget – This is one of the Easiest Plants to Grow!
One of the Few Creeping Phlox in a Red Shade
One of the most popular of the Phlox subulatas, Red Wings has unique wine-red coloring accentuated by a deep crimson eye in the center of each bloom; it is one of the most vibrantly colored varieties in this group of Phlox, and it makes a tremendous impact, drawing all eyes in the vicinity. 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 the name of 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.
Unusually Long-Blooming Because It’s Extra Vigorous!
Each year, this low-growing plant greets spring with a profusion of starry, rose-red blooms that are so abundant, you can hardly see the foliage! With its exceptionally robust constitution, Red Wings is able to keep producing its blooms over the entire spring – longer than most any other Phlox of this type!
One of the Easiest plants You Can Grow!
Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, vigorous and disease resistant, Red Wings will grow in difficult places such as on a gravelly slope or by pavement, and in most any soil that is well-drained, whether it is acidic or alkaline. It does quite well in urban conditions, too, and will even take a bit of salt from road treatment for winter snows. It is also used to control soil erosion, and it is at the bottom of deer menus.
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, as well as sand, 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, but once established, they are pretty much self-sufficient.