Phlox douglasii Red Admiral description
Bright red flowers in spring and early summer.
As the flowers age they become more cream coloured.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the front of a border, in containers, an alpine bed, rock garden or by patio and it is generally easy to grow in a soil that is reasonably drained, unless there are Stem Eelworm present in your soil – also buy clean plants from a reputable supplier (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ below).
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Common name: Red Admiral Douglas Moss Phlox.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap at the front of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can be susceptible to Stem Eelworm which in heavy attacks will severely distort shoot growth. 
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.