• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 in. tall, forms a dense mat to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:FLOX su-bu-LA-ta
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 in. tall, forms a dense mat to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Multicolored
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasBrilliant color is always startling when it comes from such a rugged ground-hugging mat. A notorious dweller on edges of rocky embankments, where it spreads over curbs and short retaining walls, or amidst rocky outcroppings. And ideal cover plant for difficult edges of dry streambeds or rock waterfalls. Enjoys the fast drainage of elevated spots and thrives in the nooks and crannies of dry stone retaining walls. It is equally at home in the front of a traditional flower border or planted along the edges of flagstone walkways.
    Companion PlantsCandy stripe needs companions that won't overwhelm it with their size and spread. Create a stunning rocky embankment with patchwork of contrasting with Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox, (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue') and the bright Red Wings Creeping Phlox, (Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'). Then work in tufts of Bloodstone Thrift, Little Gem Candytuft, (Iberis sempervirens 'Little Gem'), Dwarf Hairy Penstemon, (Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'), (Armeria meritima 'Bloodstone') and spikey Purple Miniature Iris, (Iris pumila 'Dwarf Purple').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    It is an old time tradition in the Appalachians to plant this in rough rural lawns and it is found in graveyards throughout the region.