Phlox subulata Ronsdorfer Beauty

Creeping Phlox, Moss Pinks

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: PHRB

Lavender rosy-pink flowers have a sparkling dark magenta center eye. Blooms early to mid-spring blanketing the evergreen foliage. A long list of attributes awards it a must-have status: Long blooming, deer resistant, a pollinator favorite and tolerates drought and humidity.

Need a bold shot of color to herald spring's arrival? Good for any open sunny spot, especially a bank. Creeping Phlox are an invaluable addition to any rock garden, foundation plantings, or a great edger.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 4-6"
Spacing: Plant 12-14" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Lavender/Silver
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Phlox General Information

Phlox subulata are low-growing, showy plants suitable for cascading over walls or down a slope. Spreads rapidly to cover any open sunny spot. In rich soil, as much as 2' across, completely covered with flowers in mid-spring. Prefers sandy soil. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Phlox Plant Care

No special care needed. Can be trimmed back after flowering to the low green foliage if lush new growth is needed. No need to prune in fall, clean-up winter damage in spring.