Phlox albomarginata

Submitted by Kelaidis on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 07:59

I got this from Beaver Creek several years ago: one of the great pleasures for rock gardening for me is figuring out how to grow a challenging plant. I am always amused by those who say they only try things three times (sorry Tony, I know you mean AT LEAST three times). There are plants I have probably grown twenty times before finding the right microclimate for them to persist and proliferate. This may be the first microphlox I sited perfectly the first time, in a sunny is miniscule and has quickly become one of my faves. Now if I only had another half dozen flower forms! The foliage reminds me of the MUCH bigger Phlox alyssifolia from further south and east...another fabulous microphlox that grows well in gardens. Lori and I seem to be the only ones posting on Phlox, but some of you are reading these so I'll keep typing away....


Submitted by Hoy on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 11:30

I have only some of the common garden Phloxes, nothing to write about! But I do read this thread.And if I had the possibility I would grow more of the rock garden species like this one, a gem!

Submitted by Boland on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 15:56

We are just envious that we cannot grow the western phlox.  I have lots of subulata and douglasii outside but that's it.  In the alpine house we have P. bryoides that does well but no blooms yet.