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Phlox subulata Candy Stripe

Unusual rose-pink flowers striped white

This plant forms a ground hugging mat with dark green needle like leaves, which is covered in masses of tiny rose-pink flowers striped white at the edges through the spring and summer.


A decorative addition to a rock garden, as edging to borders, or in a mixed container. It performs best in full sun.


Plant in well-drained sandy or normal soil and trim after flowering to encourage growth.

This lovely plant attracts the occasional butterfly - what a treat!

Plant details

Item Number: 424883

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In depth plant information

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Plant type Alpine, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring
Flowering May - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 15 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Mediterranean garden, Gravel garden, Garden edging, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

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From April to September