Phlox Plants

Phlox subulata 'Tamaongalei'
Phlox subulata ‘Tamaongalei’

Phlox paniculata and phlox subulata (creeping phlox) are both used as ground cover plants. However there is a little more to Phlox plants than these two species and the cultivars. Phlox subulata ‘Tamaongalei’ is pictured right

With over 50 species, Phlox plants are great for a range of situations and vary from low growing ground cover plants to taller species that hold their place in the perennial border. Long flowering and hardy, phlox is a plant that is often overlooked, but is a useful addition to any garden.

The scent of the flowers at night when in full bloom is reason enough to grow them in the border.


  • A position where they receive afternoon shade and a re grown in a humus rich moist soil is ideal for most phlox species.
  • Taller species and cultivars may need staking.
  • Most species can be pruned after the first flowering period to promote a second flush of flowers.

Phlox Varieties

Phlox Mini pearl
Phlox Mini pearl
  • Phlox subulata (Moss Phlox) is a low growing plant to around 6″ a wonderful flowering perennial thats forms a creeping carpet of flowers.
  • Phlox subulata ‘Tamaongalei’ is a popular cultivar.
  • Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Phlox) is a slightly taller species to around 12′ again a creeping plant that spreads by underground stolons.
  • Phlox bifida (Sand Phlox) is also low growing and reaches a little over 6″, frost hardy, semi evergreen and carpets of pink flowers in summer to fall.
  • Phlox divaricata

The taller garden Phlox we see are Phlox paniculata hybrids a favourite in cottage gardens, long flowering and reaching nearly 1m, lots of cultivars including:

  • Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’
  • The beautiful mauve to blue flowering Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ .
  • Phlox paniculata ‘White Admiral’ with its fragrant white flowers.


Very easy by division of established clumps, best divided in spring. Also easy by seed.

Where to buy

CLASSY GROUNDCOVERS – tel: 88-404-4678
45 Wiley Rd Blairsville GA 30514
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