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Trailing Phlox

Phlox subulata
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Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

Annuals & Perennials Size Chart

Typically available from spring to early summer. Call your favorite store for current availability. 

Perennial forms a dense mat with a slowly spreading habit. In spring, foliage is completely covered with a thick blanket of tiny, white, pink or lavender flowers. Makes a great groundcover or container spiller. 

Plant with Lavender Cotton


  • Landscape Size: 6" tall, 1'-2' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • usda Zone: 3a
  • Growth Habit: Trailing
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Thrives in enriched, well-drained soil.Cut back, by about half, after bloom.



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