Snowflake Creeping Phlox
Groundcover with Snow-White Blooms
The pure white blooms of the Snowflake Subulata Creeping Phlox stand out from the dark mat of its evergreen foliage to make a striking border. This phlox prefers hardy climate zones 3 to 8.
The Snowflake Creeping phlox is tolerant of many types of soil. It grows best in areas that receive full sun to partial shade to produce its thick carpet of blooms in mid-spring.
The Snowflake grows to only 6 inches in height thought it spreads to about 24 inches under the best conditions. It can handle some drought conditions and enjoys being fertilized monthly through the growing season with water-in fertilizer products.
Snip fading flowers from the plant regularly to help keep it healthy and airy, as most varieties of phlox are susceptible to powdery mildew. Propagation can include division or by cuttings, with both being done in spring or fall.
The Snowflake Creeping Phlox is easy to grow and grows at a moderate rate. Its trails of bright showy blooms are sure to liven up any garden, slope or rock garden.