‘Emerald Blue’ Phlox

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Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Blue’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 9b
Say hello, it’s time for winter to go away and spring to show with ‘Emerald Blue’ phlox. Low, 4-inch-tall mats of evergreen, soft, needlelike foliage are smothered by fragrant, star-shaped blue blooms in early spring. This one is very popular for rock gardens and edging. This drought-tolerant creeper is best in smaller areas in full sun and well-drained soils. It is excellent for hillside erosion control.
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color - Groundcover
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 3 to 4 inches tall, 12 to 36 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Spreading
Features:   Easy To Grow, Fine-textured Foliage, Naturalizes Well
Drought Tolerant, Tolerates Clay Soil, Cold Hardy, Tolerates Wide Range of Growing Conditions
Attracts:   Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Cottage, Cutting
Flower features:    Early Bloomer, Profuse Flowering
Small, star-shaped, blue blooms that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Semi-Evergreen, Dark Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Beds, Rock Garden, Edging
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover
‘Emerald Blue’ Phlox is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 3 to 4 inches tall, 12 to 36 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   1-2 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Moderate   Waterwise
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Moist, well-drained   Average Garden Soil
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pinch off the tips of stems early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant. You may wish to deadhead (cut off) old flowers to encourage new flowers to form. At the end of the growing season, perennials may be cut back to the ground for a tidier appearance.
Bloom Tips:    Pinch early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 9b

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