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DESCRIPTION: This variety produces a showy display of bright rosy red flowers and has a medium fast growth rate; prune lightly after flowering to encourage a dense growth habit; wonderful for rock gardens, edging, or in mixed containers
BOTANICAL NAME: Phlox subulata 'Atropurpurea'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 15 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 45 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Rosy-red
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Deep green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average to dry - Drought Tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Border, Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Groundcover
Crimson Beauty Moss Phlox is smothered in stunning cherry red star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. Its tiny needle-like leaves remain forest green in colour throughout the year.
Crimson Beauty Moss Phlox is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Crimson Beauty Moss Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Crimson Beauty Moss Phlox will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates.
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