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Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

moss phlox 'Scarlet Flame'

A prostate, matt-forming evergreen alpine with mid-green needle-like leaves . Dark pink flowers with a darker red centre are produced in the spring and summer

Synonyms
Phlox 'Scarlet Flame'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Red Green
Summer Pink Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Polemoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or in dappled shade

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring. Detach rooted pieces of stem in spring or early autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Maybe susceptible to eelworms (leaf and bud) eelworm (stem and bulb)

Diseases

Maybe susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew

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