Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 6 in. tall, forms a dense mat to 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
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 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
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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.