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Phlox douglasii ‘Lilac Cloud’
Douglas Moss Phlox
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Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion
1.410.330

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
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
  Mauvelilac

Blooming Time
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches


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