Phlox Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox
Here’s a sweet twist on the old-time favorite Creeping Phlox, the Candy Stripe Phlox subulata. It brings to mind a candy cane when its pink and white flowers burst into bloom in early spring. The colorful blossoms completely smother its evergreen foliage. The plant grows into a low 2-6″ tall evergreen mound. Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox makes an outstanding ground cover that looks great all year. Very easy to grow in sun to part shade. Drought tolerant and resists deer. This hard-working beauty will grow in sandy and rocky soil, and really, just about all types of soil. That being said, it still will perform best in rich soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter.
Use Candy Stripe Creeping Phox in perennial beds as an edger. For the easiest of care ground cover, this is it. Use it on hard-to-mow slopes, hot sunny spots, as a colorful evergreen to bring brilliant color or any place you don’t want to drag the hose. It spreads quickly, and even faster if keep well watered and fertilized. It thrives in hot spots, and once established, needs little to no care.
Plant in full sun to light shade in well-draining soil. Keep well watered when the plant is getting established, and when setting up buds and flowering. Although very drought tolerant it benefits from deep soakings during dry spells.