Thrift - Phlox subulata

 
FAMILY
- Polemoniaceae
CULTURE - Sun
FLOWER - Red-purple to pink or white, mid- to late-spring
FOLIAGE - Leaves opposite, linear to 1 inch long
FORM - Dense, creeping
FRUIT - Capsule
GROWTH RATE - Moderate
HARDINESS - Grown throughout the state
MOISTURE - Low
PRUNING - Not necessary
SIZE - To 4 inches, spreads to 24 inches
SOIL - Slightly alkaline, low fertility
TEXTURE - Fine
USE - Rock gardens, borders, banks, mass plantings; space 2-3 feet apart
VARIETIES -
'Alba' - white flowers
'Sky Blue' - blue flowers
'White Delight' - white flowers
NOTES - Divide in clumps after 3-4 years