• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 in. tall, forming a dense mat to 3 ft. wide.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:FLOX su-bu-LA-ta
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 in. tall, forming a dense mat to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Multicolored
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    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 PlantsCandytuft (Iberis); Thrift (Dianthus); Iris (Iris); Beardtongue (Penstemon); Hosta (Hosta)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers moist, well-drained loamy or sandy soils, with a neutral pH. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Prune spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Fertilize in early spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • 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.