Phlox subulata Kimono description
Pink and white flowers with dark pink centres in the spring.
The foliage can get very tatty so give it 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, raised bed, or rockery. It is generally easy and will grow in most soils, including heavy or clay soils, 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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Also known as Phlox subulata Candy Stripe and Phlox subulata ‘Tamaongalei’
Common name: Kimono Moss Phlox.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space at the front of a flower 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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