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1. Phlox subulate

Huge plains and slopes, covered with solid pink covers of subulate phlox on the Iberian Peninsula, demonstrate the beauty of this ground cover in the best possible way.

Subulate phlox - the most abundant of plants for a rock garden. An unthinkable number of flowers completely cover the greenery, creating bright and spectacular spots.

Phlox subulate
Phlox subulate

The palette of pink phlox colors is the purest and brightest, with various shades and nuances. The sods themselves with the smallest leaves remain attractive after flowering. It is an irreplaceable plant with a surprisingly festive look.

Winning location of subulate phlox on an alpine slide:

Average height and foot, in contrasting plants, hanging from large stones (in one rockery or rock garden you cannot use more than 2 colors, but the number of shades of one color is not limited).

Growing conditions for subulate phlox:

Bright lighting, any soil other than dense, acidic, waterlogged and clayey, carefully treated before planting against weeds.

Phlox subulate
Phlox subulate

Required care for styloid phlox:

  • watering after flowering during severe droughts (during the re-growth period, it is best to water every 2 weeks);
  • top dressing 2 weeks before flowering with full mineral fertilizer and during intensive growth after flowering;
  • direction of shoots and closure of bald patches in spring;
  • growth-limiting pruning of excess lashes after flowering.

Other types of phlox suitable for rock garden:

  • the more compact and larger - colored Douglas phlox;
  • multi-flowered phlox decorated with broad-linear smooth leaves and fragrant blue-white flowers;
  • compact and covered with foam of white flowers snow phlox;
  • forked evergreen phlox with deeply dissected corolla petals.

For a continuation of the list of the best soil covers for alpine slides, see the next page

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