Phlox subulata Emerald Cushion Blue description
Abundant blue flowers in the spring.
The emerald green foliage is one of the best of the Phlox’s and it benefits from a trim after flowering to keep it fresh.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, or an alpine bed, rock garden, by a patio or in a tub and it is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay ones, unless there are Stem Eelworm present in your soil – also buy clean plants from a reputable supplier (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ below).
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Common name: Emerald Cushion Blue Moss Phlox.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space in the front or middle of a plant bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil. Tolerates clay 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.
Trim after flowering.
Can be susceptible to Stem Eelworm which in heavy attacks will severely distort shoot growth. 
Size of plant:
Height 20 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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