Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe'
Candy Stripe Thrift, Moss Phlox
Item #: 1419
Zones: 3a to 9b
Height: 6" tall
Origin: United States
Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe', reportedly from the late Woodbank Nursery in Tasmania, is one of the best, most memorable selections of our US native phlox that I've ever seen. The soft, evergreen, needle-like foliage of this durable, drought-tolerant rock garden (high class) or ditchbank (lower class) groundcover is topped with round flowers, each carefully striped pink and white like a candy cane...a real hummingbird treat. Although flowering is heaviest in spring, it usually reflowers in fall...superb!
Phlox 'Candy Stripe' is a maintenance free perennial, which needs nothing in terms of care when grown in the proper garden conditions.
All moss phlox prefer bright sun and dry garden soils, although rain isn't a problem. If a patch grows too wide for the allocated space, it can easily be reigned in or transplanted to a new spot. This is best done in fall or winter, but with proper aftercare can be moved year round.
Moss phlox make dense evergreen groundcovers that can suppress most weeds. The attractive flowers in spring are a lovely bonus.
The main pollinators for Phlox subulata are moths, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
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