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Phlox subulata 'Marjorie'

moss phlox 'Marjorie'

'Marjorie' is a low-growing, evergreen, mound-forming perennial to 10cm high with needle-like leaves and, in early summer, a profusion of star-shaped, rose-pink flowers

Synonyms
Phlox 'Marjorie'

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–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 in low rainfall areas

Propagation

Propagate by seed in a cold frame when ripe or in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering stems in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning necessary but can be trimmed after flowering

Pests

Phlox eelworm may be a problem

Diseases

Powdery mildews and a leaf spot may be a problem

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