- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
Phlox subulata, or creeping Phlox, is a lovely blooming ground cover. The Medley Mix Phlox features several varieties of Phlox subulata in shades of pink, purple, and white. The 5-petaled flowers bloom for about a month between early spring and early summer. The notched petals have a heart-shaped appearance, and some cultivars feature a dark eye, giving the flowers extra drama and dimension. Creeping Phlox is a prolific bloomer, and the flowers are nestled in a blanket of deep green needle-shaped foliage.
The Medley Mix Phlox spreads quickly, making it an effective ground cover. Feature these plants in the front of a mixed bed or a border along a walkway. Creeping Phlox is an excellent container plant that works as a spiller. The flowers attract pollinators, making this a beneficial plant for the garden. Phlox subulata is native to the eastern and central U.S. and grows in zones 3 through 9.
Medley Mix Phlox Care
Select a planting site that receives full sun and has loamy, well-drained soil. New plants need consistent water. Established plants need water during a dry period, and container-grown plants need regular water. Phlox are not heavy feeders, but give them a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer each spring to support growth.
Deadhead Phlox subulata to encourage more blooms and prolong the flower cycle. Cut the plants back after the flowers fade to create a tidy appearance for the rest of the summer and fall. Apply a thick layer of mulch in the fall to protect against winter weather.
Medley Mix Phlox Spacing
The Medley Mix Phlox plants grow about 6 inches tall and spread 1-2 feet. Space creeping Phlox about 24 inches apart, and the reaching stems will fill the empty spaces. Grow 2-3 plants in a 12-inch container.
Medley Mix Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 6 - 12 Inches
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
|Uses: Edging, Groundcovers
|Features: Attracts Pollinators
|Common Name: Medley Mix Phlox
|Scientific Name: Phlox subulata Medley
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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