When faced with a difficult garden site, look no further than this floriferous phlox to add beauty and color to the entire area. A bevy of lavender-blue blooms appear atop the widely spreading plant in late spring, delighting gardeners and garden visitors alike. A low grower, Blue Emerald Carpet Phlox reaches a modest 4-6" in height, making it the perfect choice for front borders, rock gardens, mixed containers and as a gorgeous flowering ground cover. It does very well on slopes, eliminating the telltale signs of soil erosion, and is drought-resistant once established. Butterflies love the profusion of blooms and will visit the area often, but deer won't bother with Carpet Phlox. Phlox subulata 'Blue'
Phlox subulata 'Blue Emerald'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:3 - 6 inches
Spread:12 - 18 inches
Spacing:12 - 18 inches
Flowering Date:Mid to Late Spring
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:No winter care needed.
Flower Form:Simple 5 petals - 3/4" across in small terminal cymes.
Foliage Type:Semi-evergreen needle-like dark green leaves, 1" long; brighter green in spring.
Pruning:Occasional shearing to stimulate growth. After flowering or late summer.