moss phlox


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moss phlox

n.
An eastern North American plant (Phlox subulata) that forms dense spreading mats and is widely cultivated for its profuse pink or white flowers. Also called moss pink.
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Noun1.moss phlox - low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowersmoss phlox - low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowers; native to United States and widely cultivated as a ground cover
phlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
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Commonly called creeping or moss phlox, Phlox subulata forms a dense blanket of needlelike foliage.
It is the moss phlox or phlox subulata causing all of the consternation, right now, but there will be others.
PHLOX DOUGLASII 'CRACKERJACK' GRAVEL gardens and rockeries look wonderful in spring when alpines such as moss phlox burst into colourful bloom.
Good varieties include Phlox subulata 'Amazing Grace', known as moss phlox, which has cushion-like mounds of soft, narrow leaves and produces pale pink flowers with deep pink eyes, and Phlox douglasii 'Lilac Cloud', which will look great tumbling over the sides of a terracotta pot.