Phlox McDaniel’s Cushion – Buy alpine plants


Lots of vivid pink flowers over fresh green foliage in the spring.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

Only 2 left in stock


Phlox subulata McDaniel’s Cushion description

Striking pink flowers in the spring.

Good, bright green foliage – keep it fresh by trimming after flowering.

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.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. 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, or an alpine bed or rock garden.
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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Common name: McDaniel’s Cushion Moss Phlox.

Phlox subulata McDaniel’s Cushion
Phlox subulata McDaniel’s Cushion

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a gap at the front of a flower border.

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. [2]

Size of plant:

Height 15 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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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.
[2] Nematodes and the Home Garden – opens in a new window

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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