Phlox subulata ‘Scarlet Flame’


Phlox subulata ‘Scarlet Flame’ in a 1 litre pot.

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Phlox subulata, also known as moss phlox or creeping phlox, is a low-growing perennial that forms a mat of colorful flowers in early spring. The plant is native to North America and features needle-like leaves and a dense growth habit. The flowers come in shades of pink, white, blue, and purple, and are highly fragrant. Phlox subulata is a popular groundcover plant due to its ability to spread quickly and cover large areas. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun, and is relatively low-maintenance. Some companion plants that work well with phlox subulata include tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Moss phlox ‘Scarlet Flame’
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Phlox subulata ‘Scarlet Flame’ can grow to a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.4m.
  • Did You Know That:“Subulata” is a Latin term that means “awl-shaped” or “tapering to a point like an awl.” It refers to the narrow, pointed leaves of the plant?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Phlox subulata ‘Scarlet Flame’

Best Position

Phlox subulata ‘Scarlet Flame’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.


Phlox subulata ‘Scarlet Flame’ is fairly low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Phlox subulata ‘Scarlet Flame’ can have problems with , it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as. It is toxic to.

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