White Delight Phlox

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Darling Low Creeper White Delight Phlox

  • Excellent Flowering Groundcover
  • Covered in Snowy White Flowers in Spring
  • Pristine, Heart-Shaped Petals
  • Butterflies Love This Choice
  • Versatile
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Deer Tend to Leave Them Alone
  • Also Known as Moss Phlox

Put out the welcome mat for Mother Nature! This showy, ground-hugging display is a charming way to boost your curb appeal for many weeks in spring.

Sweet little Phlox White Delight, (Phlox subulata 'White Delight') produces a carpet of pure white flowers above the slender leaves of dark green foliage.

This perennial groundcover provides a classically elegant look at the lowest layers of your garden design. Allow it gently fill out to reach the mature spread as listed in the Plant Highlights.

You'll appreciate this popular and charming little perennial. It's exceptionally easy to grow in full sun with well-drained soil.

The flowers are held above the soft, needle-like foliage. Each bloom has a winsome, open face with fetching, heart-shaped petals.

Trim some of the flowers to include in small cut flower arrangements. Or, leave them to provide nectar for beneficial pollinators to support annual Victory Gardens and fruiting trees in your neighborhood.

Keep them as "Spillers" in perennial containers to grace small space gardens. They are both extremely cold hard and heat tolerant.

It makes a wonderful addition for the spring landscape. Order White Delight Phlox from our groundcover plant experts today!

How to Use White Delight Phlox in the Landscape

It's a versatile, low-growing perennial that flowers in late spring which is an important time for pollinating food crops. If you are growing an Improved Dwarf Meyer Lemon in a pot, or have a fully functional Edible Landscape—include several of them nearby to bring honey bees!

They'll grow well in rocky or sloped areas. Let them soften the edge of a slope planting in front of Sumac and Ash Leaf Spirea.

In a perennial border, run an amiable edging of White Delight Phlox to tie the whole design together. This choice works beautifully in a monochromatic Moon Garden that glows in the evening.

Try balancing the medium texture of this plant with a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. White Delight Phlox has a cool and calming effect in the garden, so use it to tone down more intense, saturated colors.

Because White Delight Phlox tolerates salt, it makes a cherished choice in street plantings. Use them along your front walk to bring a smile to people passing by.

Even after the blooming is done, you'll have a dense mat of dark-green to enjoy. Their narrow, saturated foliage looks very sophisticated all season.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant them where they will receive at least six hours of sun a day. Gritty, slightly alkaline soils are preferred and good drainage is essential.

For the first season, provide a moderate amount of water on a consistent schedule. After their roots are established in the soil, they'll tolerate brief drought, especially if they have mulch over their roots.

It's a good idea to shear this plant back and clean up any dead foliage in early summer, just after it is finished blooming. This produces dense foliage and can encourage some rebloom.

Order White Delight Phlox today for a pretty and cheerful display. You'll adore them!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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White Delight Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Phlox subulata 'White Delight'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No