Phlox subulata Scarlet Flame description
Cerise flowers with dark pink 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.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for the front of a border, or an alpine bed or rock garden, by a patio or in a tub and is generally easy and will 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: Scarlet Flame 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 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. 
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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