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botanical name:
Phlox subulata 'Alexander's Surprise'
Phlox subulata 'Alexander's Surprise' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Creeping Phlox
family:  Polemoniaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.10m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
Small mounding evergreen with narrow, hairy, green leaves. Large salmon-pink flowers, freely produced in late spring and early summer.

cultivation:
Light, well drained soil in full sun.

propagation:
Softwood cuttings in spring or separation of rooted trailing stems.

usage:
Suited to rock gardens or between paving.

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