Creeping Phlox/ Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata): Vigorous mat-forming 6” high plant that rambles through rocks and drapes over rock walls. Dense ground cover excellent for controlling erosion on slopes. Note: Not for pathways, it does not tolerate foot traffic. Perennial, Full sun, Flowers can be white, rose, hot pink or magenta, Deer Resistant. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.
Ground-hugging, cold hardy, sun loving, drought tolerant succulent. Leaves form in rosette shapes, propagate by offsets (chicks). With 3,000 cultivars available leaf colors range from shades of green, to silver-blues, to dark purple, and delicate pink. Use in rock gardens, containers or areas you want to “fill-in”. Perennial, Full sun to Part Sun, Likes Sandy/ Gritty Soil, Drought Tolerant, Deer proof. Groundcover. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 10.
Irish Moss/Corsican Pearl Wort (Sagina subulata)
Handsome lush low-growing green moss that forms a carpet-like foliage 1″ tall. Tiny translucent star-shaped white flowers. Irish Moss is prefect for rock gardens, between stone or paver pathways. Perennial, Evergreen, Full or Part Shade, Needs Water & Well-Draining Soil, White Flowers, Deer Proof, Groundcover. USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 10.
Article by Carlotta Lucas