Snowflake Creeping Phlox

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‘Snowflake’ Creeping Phlox carpets the spring garden with pure white, star-shaped flowers that last several weeks. Foliage spreads to create a dense and lush evergreen groundcover. Spectacular spilling over the edge of a stone wall, cascading across boulders in a rock garden or pouring out of mixed containers. Pet friendly and deer resistant. (Phlox subulata)
Zones 2 - 9
Attract Butterflies
Easy To Grow
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 2-4" tall. , 12-18" wide.
Bloom TimeMid to late spring

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

2-4" tall x 12-18" wide. ‘Snowflake’ Creeping Phlox is an improved selection of the native wildflower providing an early-season nectar source for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Often called moss phlox for its dense habit, creeping phlox is soft to the touch, but a tough grower. Drought tolerant once established, ‘Snowflake’ is disease resistant and low maintenance. An ideal groundcover that performs in the off season, with fine-textured, evergreen foliage that keeps beds looking fresh all year. Excellent for edging beds or planting on banks for erosion control. Plants perform well beneath walnut trees. Creeping phlox is also used as a component of green roofs. Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils and tolerant of clay. Avoid over-watering. Plants tolerate light shade, but bloom best in full sun.

Creeping Phlox is a favorite perennial groundcover in all growing regions. Cold hardy and heat tolerant, it creates a colorful carpet of low-growing, cheerful blooms that appear each spring atop a deep green mat of evergreen foliage. A rapid spreader, Creeping Phlox is masterful at filling spaces in between trees, rolling down gentle slopes or steep banks, and covering areas that are hard to care for with its solid swath of color. Very dependable and  tolerant of many soil types. Deer resistant.

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Associated SKUsAM016217
AM014285 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM015772 (Tray of 16)
AM015773 (Tray of 32) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Snowflake Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name
Phlox subulata Snowflake
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
2-4" tall.
Estimated Mature Spread
12-18" wide.
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green needle-like evergreen foliage.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 17th, 2022

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