A perennial ground cover, creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) spreads to display a thick blanket of blooms in vibrant shades of pink, lavender, red, white or bluish-purple every spring. Creeping phlox is a sturdy, low-maintenance plant that camouflages an unsightly slope or other difficult area in the landscape as it rambles between rocks or cascades over a wall. It can also be planted along a walkway or bordering a flowerbed. Plant creeping phlox in spring.
Creeping phlox is also known as moss pink or moss phlox.
Once established, creeping phlox is a drought-tolerant plant that requires supplemental water only during warm, dry weather.
A yearly pruning with a weed trimmer or garden clippers keeps phlox looking neat and healthy year after year. Prune after the blooms fade in late spring.
Check out these great varieties of creeping phlox: