This true creeping phlox is great for creating a full bed of lush pink flowers. There are many varieties of phlox, but many people think of early spring with dense spreading mats of creeping phlox absolutely smothered in blooms when they hear the name. If you are looking for a pink phlox to act as a ground cover and blanket of flowers in a garden bed or along a wall, walkway, or border this is a great choice.
We selected the ‘Spring Bling’ series of phlox because of the earlier bloom times, larger flowers, better overall coverage and nice mounding habit. As your phlox grows it will spread through the garden.
|Bloom Color:||Magenta with dark pink centers|
|Bloom Period:||Mid to late spring|
|Genus & Species:||Phlox subulata 'Ruby Riot' PPAF CPBRAF|
|Mature Height:||4 to 8 inches|
|Mature Spread:||24 to 28 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||18 to 24 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Plant even with soil in pot|
|Planting Time:||Spring, summer or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Does well in dry, rocky, well draining soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun (6+ hours)|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Phlox subulata 'Ruby Riot'
Phlox subulata - creeping phlox - is an easy to grow versatile ground cover for full sun or light shade. Good drainage is essential; it prefers soils with some sand that is PH neutral. Shear back foliage in the early summer after the first bloom as this will create a nice dense foliage through the summer and the occasional rebloom. Can be divided every 2-3 years in the summer following its bloom period.