Printer Friendly Version Print Plant Details

Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

« PREV Image 1 of 2 NEXT »

More About Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

  • Spreading, low, mounding habit
  • Scarlet-red flowers with a tiny, darker red eye
  • Blooms appear just above the foliage
  • Semi-evergreen foliage with dark green, needle-like leaves
  • Plant them in mass to form a low, carpet-like, ground cover
  • Creeps over rocks or retaining walls
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late spring

Zone:

3

Height:

8-12 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Scarlet
×

Moss Phlox Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best a humus, well-drained soil, with medium moisture, in partial shade, however, it will tolerate a shadier site. It is drought tolerant once established. Shear back after flowering to improve the overall appearance and to perhaps encourage new flowers throughout the summer. Provide good air circulation when choosing a location for this species to reduce the potential of powdery mildew. It is best to not prune in the fall and cleanup winter, damaged foliage in the spring.


Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer
Spring

Habit

Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'