Phlox subulata Scarlet Flame

Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox

A vigorous groundcover phlox that blooms in mid-spring with a carpet of vibrant red flowers.
Zones4 - 8
Attract Butterflies
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size4" tall 16-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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4" tall x 16-24" wide. A vigorous evergreen groundcover plant, 'Scarlet Flame' blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of vibrant red flowers.
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Common Name
Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name
Phlox subulata Scarlet Flame
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
4" tall
Mature Spread
16-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Attract Butterflies, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover, Evergreen
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Southeast
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
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