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Creeping Phlox Candy Stripe

Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe'

The Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox is a rugged, ground-hugging creeper with blooms that create a delightful carpet of spring color! Masses of tiny pink and white candy-striper esque flowers cover the dense green foliage. Spreads easily on slopes, in rock gardens, along pathways or borders.

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Creeping Phlox Candy Stripe for Sale Online

Whether growing over rock walls or edging a traditional flower bed, the Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox startles with its brilliant color. Such sweet looking pink and white colored flowers atop needle like leaves, it is hard to imagine this herbaceous perennial is a notorious dweller on the edges of rocky embankments and rugged terrain. The Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox is a ground cover ideal for difficult edges of dry streambeds or rock waterfalls. Enjoys the fast drainage of elevated spots and thrives in the nooks and crannies of dry stone retaining walls.


Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Mature Height: 4 to 6 inches
Mature Width: 18 to 24 inches
Classification: Perennial
Sunlight: Full Sun
Habit: Creeping
Flower Color: White and Pink
Flowering Season: Early through Late Spring
Foliage: Green, Needle shape
Soil Condition: Prefers dry, average to sandy soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Mass planting, Ground Cover
Growzone: 3-8 Creeping Phlox Candy Stripe Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Creeping Phlox Candy Stripe

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox does prefer drier soils so if there was ever a plant that we would recommend not adding topsoil or compost this is one. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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