Thursday, April 19, 2012

Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox
Phlox subulata
(floks) (sub-yoo-LAH-tuh)

Every few years conditions seem just right for this colorful groundcover to shine. It is a literal carpet of color right now. After flowering it generally creeps back into garden obscurity until the following year. It seems happy to be growing in a crack in sidewalk and other kind of rough areas and doesn’t seem to flourish in rich soil garden borders. It is a nice plant for this time of year.

This second picture is a white form that has blended nicely with Sedum ‘Dragon’s Blood’.


Unknown said...

The pink creeping phlox is my favorite. I have never seen the white, nice!

Ruby said...

Wow!! These are very beautiful!!