Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill' Creeping Phlox

$12.95
$12.95
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Description

Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill' produces fragrant, lavender pink blooms with deeply cut petals and red-purple centers. Masses of blooms cover low-growing, needle-like, evergreen foliage in early spring. Phlox 'Fort Hill' is great with spring bulbs, used as an edging or ground cover for a sunny slope.

A perennial, also known as Creeping Phlox or Moss Pinks, Phlox subulata is native to the eastern half of North America, where it is typically found on sandy or rocky places, savannas, rocky ledges or slopes, and clearings.

Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill' prefers full sun and average to dry, well-drained soil. It is excellent for sandy or gravelly soils and tolerates hot dry conditions better than other types of Phlox. It is also suitable for coastal conditions. Plants may be sheared back after blooming to encourage fresh foliage.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Creeping Phlox, Moss Pinks
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
  • Height at Maturity: 4-6
  • Width at Maturity: 12-18
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Early to late spring

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Evergreen. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.