Type: Herbaceous perennial.
Bloom: Pink, white, red, lavender, or blue-purple; some striped or with darker colored eye in the center; early spring.
Size: 6” H x 12” W (slow growing).
Light: Full sun but can tolerate some shade.
Soil: Does best in average, moist, well-drained garden soil that is slightly alkaline or neutral but can tolerate dry, thin soils and acidic pH.
Hardiness: Zone 3 to 9 with protection in cold areas.
Care: Cut back 1/3 to ½ after flowering to promote new growth and good health.
Pests and Diseases: A tough plant with few problems but can get spider mites during hot dry periods, and foliar nematodes in wet humid conditions.
Propagation: Division of the clump, autumn stem cuttings , transplanting of rooted stems.
Companion plants: Moss phlox in different colors planted together make a beautiful display.
Outstanding Selections: Many cultivars exist but variants are usually given a color for a name.