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Phlox douglasii ‘Lilac Cloud’
Douglas Moss Phlox
Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion

There are many selections of Moss Phlox, all of them forming a low mound or cushion of evergreen needle-like leaves, smothered by tiny flowers in late spring. This is a very compact variety bearing starry soft lilac-mauve flowers, each with a tiny rose eye. Do not prune in fall or spring, but clip lightly immediately after blooming if plants become straggly. Wonderful in the sunny rock garden, for edging, or in alpine troughs and other containers. Clumps may be ripped apart and divided in early fall or right after blooming, after 3 to 4 years. Requires good drainage. A Western North American native plant.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Light Blue

Blooming Time
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Between Flagstones
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

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