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Creeping Phlox Scarlet Flame

Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'

The Creeping Phlox Scarlet Flame produces masses of large, bright scarlet flowers with darker eye cover the top of this mat-forming creeper for a long period. Creates a carpet of color for use as a groundcover, in bank plantings or in rock gardens. Spectacular when cascading over walls.

Growzone: 3-8

As Low As: $18.95

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1 Gallon Pot $18.95
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Creeping Phlox Scarlet Flame Plants for Sale Online

Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox is sure to usher spring into your garden with its vibrant star-shaped, magenta-pink blooms. A drought-tolerant evergreen, this perennial groundcover creates a dense mat of 6 inch blooms atop needle-like foliage. Plant Scarlet Flame in tricky areas like steep banks and rock walls to watch its flowers skillfully spread. 

    Growing Zone: 3-8
    Mature Height: 4 to 6 inches
    Mature Width: 18 to 24 inches
    Classification: Perennial
    Sunlight: Full Sun
    Habit: Creeping
    Flower Color: Bright Fire 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
    This Plants Growzone: 3-8 Creeping Phlox Scarlet Flame Hardiness Zone

    How to Care for Creeping Phlox Scarlet Flame

    We suggest when planting your newly purchased Scarlet Flame 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. Scarlet Flame 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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