Snowflake Creeping Phlox

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You work hard. At the end of a long day, you want to enjoy your garden. Unfortunately, two things are holding you back - when you get home it's too dark to enjoy being outside and when you get home you're too tired to tend to a complicated garden.

We hear you!

That's why we are very happy to offer Snowflake White Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'). This hardy evergreen perennial is one of those 'plant-it-and-forget-it' kinds of plants. Snowy white pinwheel flowers that pollinators adore, smother these perennials in the spring, and with shearing, can bloom again in the fall.

Snowflake is drought tolerant, it doesn't require pruning and it works in just about any soil! It stays low to the ground, providing a fantastic ground cover for sunny spots. That takes care of the "too-tired-to-tend-to-it" problem. But what about the "too-dark-to-enjoy-it" problem? Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, these low-growing perennial plants grow 4-6 inches tall but spread 15-18 inches wide!

Planting and Application:

Snowflake White Creeping Phlox is a perfect choice for a Moon Garden! What's that, you say? You've never heard of a moon garden? Well, let us introduce you! Moon Gardens have been around just about as long as cultivated gardens have existed. These colors practically glow in the soft light of the moon or gentle garden lighting allowing you to enjoy them later in the evening after the sun begins to set!

Snowflake White Creeping Phlox creates a carpet of shimmering color, both by day and by night! Use as edging along garden beds and facer plants to brighten a dreary evergreen hedge! Try a few spaced 10-12 inches apart as a weed-blocking groundcover over large areas, or as erosion control on slopes. It is truly spectacular when you let it cascade over rock walls or as spillers over the edges of large containers.

Phlox plants are drought-tolerant, therefore suitable for Xeriscaping, in Pollinator gardens, Rock Gardens, and are recommended for Fire-Wise landscaping!

  • Pure Snow White Flowers
  • Pointed Fine-Textured Mat-Forming Leaves
  • Spring Brilliance For Pollinators
  • Can Remain Evergreen In Mild Winters
  • Groundcover, Spillers in Containers, Edging & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Often semi to fully evergreen in mild winter climates perennial Moss Phlox thrives in full sun and well-drained soil of any kind! Provide new plants with regular moisture, but once established, Phlox is quite drought-tolerant! Top the soil of your plantings with a 3-4-inch layer of mulch to help combat the sun and drought.

Deadhead or shear as soon as the flowers fade to encourage a rebloom. Once the frost kills back the foliage, trim your Phlox back to the ground in anticipation of new growth to begin anew in the spring.

  • Full Sun
  • Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Shear After Flowers Fade & Prune Late Autumn
  • Deer Seldom Bother Groundcover Phlox

Don't let anything keep you from enjoying the fruits of your hard work - especially in your garden! Buy your Snowflake Creeping Phlox from Nature Hills today!

Creeping Phlox Frequently Asked Questions

Does Creeping Phlox spread?

Most Garden Phlox do spread some but politely so - not getting into trouble and not jumping their borders. Should the clumps become too large you can easily divide them.

Should your deadhead Creeping Phlox?

Deadheading Carpet Phlox helps prevent some varieties from self-seeding and encourages a rebloom. Shear or prune immediately after flowering for a rebloom later on.

Where is the best place to plant Phlox?

Phlox needs full sun, and well-drained enriched soil with good air circulation for best results. Mulch their beds and fertilize them each spring.

What happens to Phlox in the winter?

Phlox are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves and stems after frost and die back to the ground. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew! However, Creeping Phlox can remain semi to fully evergreen in mild winters and warm growing zones.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Garden Phlox for sale here at!

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Snowflake Creeping Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 15 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes