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Phlox douglasii ‘White Admiral’
Phlox douglasii ‘White Admiral’
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Phlox douglasii ‘White Admiral’

Douglas Moss Phlox

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.410.270

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, with a good display of starry white flowers, each with a tiny yellow 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. Plants sometimes produce the occasional red flower or half white/half red.

Further details for
Phlox douglasii ‘White Admiral’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.