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Snowflake Creeping Phlox



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‘Snowflake’ Creeping Phlox carpets the spring garden with pure white, star-shaped flowers that last several weeks. Foliage spreads to create a dense and lush evergreen groundcover. Spectacular spilling over the edge of a stone wall, cascading across boulders in a rock garden or pouring out of mixed containers. Pet friendly and deer resistant. (Phlox subulata)

Zones 2 - 9
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 2-4" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring

Plant Information

2-4" tall x 12-18" wide. ‘Snowflake’ Creeping Phlox is an improved selection of the native wildflower providing an early-season nectar source for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Often called moss phlox for its dense habit, creeping phlox is soft to the touch, but a tough grower. Drought tolerant once established, ‘Snowflake’ is disease resistant and low maintenance. An ideal groundcover that performs in the off season, with fine-textured, evergreen foliage that keeps beds looking fresh all year. Excellent for edging beds or planting on banks for erosion control. Plants perform well beneath walnut trees. Creeping phlox is also used as a component of green roofs. Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils and tolerant of clay. Avoid over-watering. Plants tolerate light shade, but bloom best in full sun.

Creeping Phlox is a favorite perennial groundcover in all growing regions. Cold hardy and heat tolerant, it creates a colorful carpet of low-growing, cheerful blooms that appear each spring atop a deep green mat of evergreen foliage. A rapid spreader, Creeping Phlox is masterful at filling spaces in between trees, rolling down gentle slopes or steep banks, and covering areas that are hard to care for with its solid swath of color. Very dependable and tolerant of many soil types. Deer resistant.

Associated SKUs
ASLLN31 (Plant - 3" pot)
ASLLN16 (Tray of 16)
ASLLN32 (Tray of 32)
Common Name Snowflake Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox subulata Snowflake
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 2-4" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Green needle-like evergreen foliage.
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Groundcover, Native, Rock Gardens, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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