Moss Phlox
Phlox subulata

Care advice

Watering guidelines Keep the soil constantly slightly moist but never let it dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers cold constant temperatures through the whole year (average under 16 °C).
pH range 6.6 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate humid temperate



Other common names Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox
Family Polemoniaceae


Growth form herb
Hardiness USDA 3 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -40°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • indigo
  • pink
  • purple
  • red
  • rose
  • violet
  • white
Leaf color
  • green