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Phlox Subulata - Fort Hill
Phlox Subulata Fort Hills, one gallon plants are also commonly known as Creeping Phlox, is best used on slopes or banks and for ground cover. The plant tends to attract butterflies, so it's a great idea to use it in a decorative rock garden. Creeping Phlox has a mass of pinkish/purplish flowers in spring and will require little to no maintenance once it's established. The leaves are a deep green color and can be clipped to promote dense coverage. For optimal growth, be sure to water in scorching temperatures and they grow well in zones 3-9.
The Fort Hill Phlox Subulata groundcover should be planted where there is full sun to provide the best growth conditions.
In addition, this creeping phlox deer resistant, so it may be the right choice if there's wildlife nearby. The plant can also be used as an edger and is an excellent choice along walls or fences where it can hang downwards and spread, making for an attractive landscape. Pruning after the bloom will ensure the removal of any dead or overgrown leaves and flowers, paving the way for continued growth. Clipping after the first bloom may also result in new flowers during summer.
Creeping Phlox is a hardy plant and should be sown at a depth of 12 to 15 inches. Be sure to loosen any clumps of soil for best practice, and add compost or other soil boosters to produce healthy plants. Water regularly and as needed for the next few weeks until it becomes established.
Phlox subulata, Fort Hill is a colorful plant that is easy to care for.
It will produce beautiful flowers in the spring, and its striking green leaves will enhance any garden. Use it as a groundcover or on challenging landscapes to promote a thick, dense cover.
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