- 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
Ground cover plants have many functions in the garden. They are great for erosion control, suppress weeds, act as a living mulch to help shade the roots of taller companion plants. The best use for ground cover is to act as a backdrop or contrast to the larger plants in the same bed. White Moss Phlox is one of those ground covers that performs all of these functions with ease. The large, open flowers profusely cover the finely leaved evergreen foliage from April through May. The white color of Moss Phlox makes a great contrast to any spring bulbs or extra early perennials such as Hellebore and Bleeding Hearts.
White Moss Phlox is a North American native plant from the East and Mid-Atlantic areas. The early blooms are an important food source for pollinating insects. The evergreen foliage forms a thick mat that is vigorous growing, but is easily trimmed back to keep it contained. White Moss Phlox is a great “filler” plant for a mixed seasonal container for early spring color on a deck or patio.
White Moss Phlox Care
White Moss Phlox is an extremely low maintenance ground cover. Plant Moss Phlox in a full sun spot that has slightly acid to neutral soil. Any texture of soil is acceptable as long as it is free draining. After Moss Phlox is established, periods of drought and heat will not pose a threat to the good looks of this spring bloomer.
Fertilizing with a well balanced slow release food is recommended in the early spring just as the buds are forming. Pruning is only necessary to control the spread of this quick grower. Moss Phlox is a very shallow rooting plant that is easily pulled out of any area that it does not belong to. Dividing in the late summer will give you plants to spread around the garden and help to keep this groundcover growing vigorous and healthy.
White Moss Phlox Spacing
White Moss Phlox grows very tight to the ground, helping to smother out weeds and seeds. The mature height is 4-6 inches with a spread of 18-24 inches. Spacing this plant at 18 inches on center will ensure good air circulation.
White Moss Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|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: Mounded, Spreading, Trailing|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|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: White Moss Phlox|
|Scientific Name: PHLOX SUB. SPRING `WHITE`|
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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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
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.