The Phlox is native to the eastern and central part of North America and the Phlox subulata is commonly named moss phlox or creeping phlox. The Phlox is a genus from the Polemoniaceae family. In Greek the word phlox means flame in reference to the intense flower colours of some varieties. Subulata is Latin and means awl-shaped and refers to the awl or needle shaped leaves.

The moss phlox is a beautiful mat-forming evergreen perennial. At the end of April/beginning of May the Phlox subulata ‘Mac Daniels Cushion’ forms a cushion of bright pink fragrant flowers. The moss phlox gradually spreads but is easy to restrain. You can cut or pull away the parts where you do not want them. The Phlox subulata ‘Mac Daniels Cushion’ is salt and drought tolerant and very suitable for rock gardens and as groundcover.




Attracts bees: yes

Characteristic: evergreen

Exposure: sun/ part shade

Flower colour: pink

Flowering time: April – June

Foliage colour: green

Fragrant flower: yes

Hardiness: -35 ºC (-31 ºF)

Height: 4 inches (10 cm)

Soil: normal/ dry