Phlox subulata 'Oakington Blue Eyes'
moss phlox 'Oakington Blue Eyes'
A prostrate, mat-forming evergreen alpine with fine, green needle-like leaves and star-shaped lavender-blue flowers and small dark blue markins in the centre in spring and summer
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Phlox may be evergreen or herbaceous, mat-forming or erect perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and salver-shaped flowers in terminal clusters
- Name status
How to grow
Will perform best in well-drained fertile soil in a sunny or dappled shade positon, prefering full sun and avoiding waterlogging. Can be trimmed back in autumn to rejuvenate and shape.
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
- Garden edging
No pruning required
May be susceptible to stem and bulb eelworm
May be susceptible to Powdery mildews and leaf spot
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