Scientific name: Phlox subulata
Common names: Moss Phlox, Moss Pink
Origin: Eastern and Central North America
Height: 4 to 6 inches
Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Zones: 3 through 9
This native ground-covering phlox does a beautiful job providing a lovely carpet of bright white, pink, or purple flowers in the spring. It even keeps a showing of green foliage through the winter, making it a great year-round native option for landscaping.
Sun: Full sun
Not toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. 5
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