Phlox 'MacDANIELS CUSHION'

Phlox
Phlox 'MacDANIELS CUSHION'
moss phlox
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.1-0.1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS deep pink
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 2   (down to -45°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Evergreen broadleaf
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Moss phlox is a hardy and reliable, usually evergreen perennial used mostly in rockeries and to cover low walls, where it makes a fantastic carpet of white, pink, red, purple, mauve or blue flowers in mid spring. Many varieties are available in the market today and being quite similar they sometimes get difficult to differentiate among one another, yet each one has its tell.

MacDaniels Cushion is possibly the top favourite rich pink variety of moss phlox. Its flowers are rich neon pink and open from late April on dense, emerald green cushions of evergreen leaves. It is quite compact, however, for good habit and in order to eliminate bare, woody stems we recommend trimming it in early summer just after flowering.

Grow moss phlox in full sun and free-draining soil of any pH. Once established they take long periods of droughts. Mulching is not necessary but covering the soil around the main clump with weed control fabric is advisable to keep the area around the plant weed-free. It is very hardy to about -45°C (USDA zone 2).

Last update 09-05-2017
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
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  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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