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Phlox subulata ‘Marjory’

Moss phlox

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourRed-pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Phlox subulata ‘Marjory’ (Moss phlox). This evergreen, clump-forming perennial has fine, mid green leaves. In early summer, an abundance of flat, star-shaped, bright red-pink flowers are borne.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Rock garden, border, edging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Needs to be trimmed after flowering.

Propagation

Propagate rock and hybrids by basal cuttings from non-flowering shoots in spring or summer. Species can be increased by seed in autumn or spring. Annuals can be propagated by seed in spring. P.maculata, P.paniculata and their cultivators should be propagated by division in early spring or by root cuttings in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mite, eelworm and powdery mildew.

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