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Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'
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Plant Type: Perennials

'Emerald Pink' is a long-flowering, pink selection with a compact habit. It puts on a beautiful show of color to brighten up the springtime! Creeping phlox is a low-growing species which forms a carpet-like mat no taller than 6 inches. This popular little perennial is best utilized in rocky areas, on slopes, and in flower borders.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Creeping Phlox is a versatile, easy to grow ground cover for full sun. Gritty, slightly alkaline soils are preferred and good drainage is essential. It's a good idea to shear this plant back and clean up any dead foliage in early summer, just after it's finished blooming. This will produce denser foliage and will encourage it to rebloom. Divisions can be made every few years in summer.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Plant Spread

12-18 in.

Good Companions

Bergenia-Heartleaf (Bergenia cordifolia), Iris-Dwarf (Iris ), Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina), Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum), Spurge-Cushion (Euphorbia polychroma)

Plant Height

4-6 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Salt Tolerant, Ground cover, Border, Mass Plant, Edging

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests