Phlox Red Wings – Buy alpines


Masses of bright ruby centred flowers in the spring.

Grown in 11 cm pots:

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Phlox subulata Red Wings description

Flushed cerise flowers with ruby centres in the spring.

Trim after flowering to keep the foliage 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.

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.

Phlox Red Wings is good for the front of a border, or an alpine bed or rock garden.  It is generally easy to grow 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: Red Wings Moss Phlox.

Phlox Red Wings flowering at the end of April
Phlox Red Wings at the end of April

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a space at the front of a plant 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 20 cm.
Spread 50 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 4 plants per square metre.

Purchase alpine phlox and other rockery plants on-line.

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

Additional information

Weight .4 kg


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