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Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox
Get all the details below on 'Candy Stripe', a delightful Creeping Phlox that is smothered in early to mid spring (depending on your location) with 3/4-inch wide, 5-petaled white flowers with a prominent pink stripe down each petal. Rest assured, when you buy plants from Wilson Bros Gardens we ship nursery and garden center quality plants that are ready upon arrival to plant and thrive in your gardens for years to come!

Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox

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Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox
Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 2a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox, also known as moss phlox, moss pink, thrift or mountain phlox, is a delightful low-growing and spreading flowering perennial plant that produces a 2 to 5-inch carpet of green, evergreen spruce-like foliage which is smothered in early to mid spring (depending on your location) with 3/4-inch wide, 5-petaled white flowers with a prominent pink stripe down each petal. We have this one and other creeping Phlox varieties growing on a steep embankment at the front of our property. It's one of those plants that we can't wait to see it start blooming in late winter, heralding the arrival of spring.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 2 to 5 inches tall and spreading 24 inches wide, Candy Stripe Creeping is ideal for use as a low edger or mass planting in landscape and perennial borders, home foundation plantings, on embankments, slopes or hillsides, or to slightly drape over stone walls. Its small size makes it a perfect fit for smaller garden spaces or as a soil cover in container gardens. A very nice addition to rock gardens. Flowering bulbs will pop right through it in spring and summer!

Spacing:  15-18 inches apart for mass plantings;  36 inches or more apart for space between plants





Cultural Preferences

Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox is exceptionally easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil and in sandy or gravely soils, tolerating hot, dry exposures better than most other Phlox species. As with so many other perennial plants, constantly soggy or wet soils can be problematic. Though plants will tolerate part shade, the best flowering is in full to mostly sun.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Creeping Phlox plants.






Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 2a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Perennial
Height at Maturity:  2-5"
Width at Maturity:  24"
Spacing:  15-18" for mass plantings;  36" or more for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Spreading, Carpet-Forming
Growth Rate:  Moderate to Fast
Flower Color:  White petals with Pink Stripes
Flower Size:  3/4" diameter
Flowering Period:  South: Late winter to mid spring | North: Mid Spring to Late Spring
Flower Type:  Single, 5-petaled
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, or Morning Sun with Dappled Afternoon Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Moist But Well-Drained, Dry when established
Soil pH:  6.0 - 8.0 (Moderately Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect



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