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Spring Purple Moss Phlox

American Beauties Native Plants

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
  • Mature Spread 4 - 6 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Spring Purple Moss Phlox is an adaptable and stunning plant that can thrive in less than ideal conditions while putting on a lovely floral display. Phlox subulata has glossy, narrow, needle-like foliage that forms a thick mat. The leaves create a nice backdrop for the purple flowers that open in late April and engulf that plant during peak blooming.

Phlox makes a wonderful groundcover since the branched stems are dense and inclined to creep. Feature this cultivar in a container or near the top of a retaining wall so that the reaching stems can drape down. Spring Purple Moss Phlox also makes a lovely addition to beds, borders, or mass plantings. Pollinators also enjoy the blooms. Grow this plant as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 8.

Spring Purple Moss Phlox Care

Full sun to partial shade is best for the Spring Purple Moss Phlox. This beauty needs rich, moist soil that has good drainage. Water once per week or when the top several inches of soil are dry. Feed Phlox using a balanced fertilizer each spring.

Phlox can become leggy, which can be good if you want the stems to trail.  Trim the stems by up to one-third after the blooms fade if you prefer a compact, bushy look.

Spring Purple Moss Phlox Spacing

The lovely Spring Purple Moss Phlox is a branched, spreading perennial that will grow 4 to 6 inches tall and wide. Space plants 4 to 6 inches apart to create a continuous planting.

Spring Purple Moss Phlox Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Spreading, Trailing
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Spring Purple Moss Phlox
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: PHLOX SUB. SPRING `PURPLE`

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.