Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

Shipment begins in Fall 2019

SKU: F36031
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Moss Phlox
Hardiness Zone: 3-8S/9W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Apr-May
Height: 4" Spacing: 14-16"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid September 2019, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

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Add a dash of bold magenta red to the edge of a border or along a rock wall with this stunning Creeping Phlox. Plants become a delightful blanket of flowers in the spring, and are tough and durable the rest of the year, given well-drained soil in full sun. Trim back to the low green foliage after flowering to encourage lush new growth.

Phlox is a genus best known for garden perennials, but it includes showy, long-blooming annuals worth growing. Newer varieties produce even more flowers and tolerate summer heat. Provide average, well-drained soil and fertilize regularly.

For more information on growing Phlox, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Kasia from Lewes DE

A few years ago, I ordered 2 plants and they've been growing beautifully; I'm now back for more. I couldn't be happier!!

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creeping phlox is a keeper

A viewer from Sparks, NV

I planted four plants last year (two in the fronts of large pots with other plants, and two in the ground) and all are putting on a wonderful display this spring.

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Fabulous Color

A viewer from N.J.

I planted this ground cover phlox in 2017, and it bloomed beautifully this year. What a great color. Draws your eye immediately. And it made it through a rough winter. I was a little worried. But it did not disappoint me.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: floks  

This important genus of valuable garden plants includes reliable and colorful species that bloom both early and late, in sun and shade, and in a range of rich colors that is equaled by few other genera. Most Phlox grow best in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and moist, well-drained soil.

P. divaricata laphamii is at its best in partial shade and in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH. They have an informal habit and root where the stems touch the ground, allowing them to form a ground cover where conditions suit them. Cut flowering stems to the ground after the blooms fade to keep plants looking tidy.

P. paniculata and, to a lesser extent, P. carolina and P. maculata are susceptible to powdery mildew, especially in dry soil. Water deeply during dry spells to reduce the incidence of disease, and dust with sulfur (available at most garden centers) beginning in early summer. Thinning half of the shoots when 6″ tall in spring (to allow better air circulation) also helps keep mildew at bay and encourages plants to produce larger and longer-lasting flower heads.

Divide P. paniculata every few years, replanting sections from the edge of the clump and discarding the woody center.

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