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Phlox Subulata

Botanical Name:

Phlox subulata

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Dry, sandy or rocky soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Ground Cover, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Pink moss has loose, terminal, flattened clusters (cymes) of fragrant, tubular flowers (to 3/4” wide) that bloom in April-May. The flowers are red-purple to bluish-purple, pink, or infrequently white. Each flower has five, flat, petal-like, rounded, notched lobes. The calyx is 5-lobed, green, and lobes are awl-shaped, tapering to a point The corolla is slender, tubular with the 5 lobes spreading at right angles to the tube, and less than an inch in size.

Fruit

Inconspicuous oval seed capsules

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Solanales

Family

Polemoniaceae

Genus

Phlox

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