Phlox subulata Candy Stripe
Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Creeping Phlox

Phlox 'Candy Stripe' has bright pink and white striped flowers in spring. Like all creeping phlox provide gritty well drained soil for best results.

  • Height: 10 - 15 cm (4 - 6 in)
  • Spread: 30 - 46 cm (12 - 18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 2
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: late spring
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: pink and white
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Phlox subulata is an easy groundcover for full sun. Gritty slightly alkaline soil is preferred but most importance is good drainage. It will rot easily in areas that are too wet especially in the winter. Planting it on a slope or in a raised bed is helpful. Shear the plant back after flowering to keep it from thinning out in the center.