Phlox subulata

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Phlox subulata
 Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox
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Habit: herbaceous
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Phlox subulata, Linn. (P. setacea, Linn.). Ground Pink. Moss Pink. Tufted or matted species, in many forms, the depressed sts.more or less pubescent: lvs. crowded or fascicled (except on the flowering sts.), narrow-linear to linear-lanceolate, very sharp and usually stiff, ciliate: fls. nearly 1 in. across, light blue, pink or white, in small clusters standing 2-6 in. above the ground, the lobes obcordate or entire. Dry banks and fields, N. Y., west and south, reaching Fla.; run wild in patches along many roadsides, in cemeteries, and elsewhere. —A much-prized old garden plant, useful for colonizing where it is desired to cover the earth with a mat. It blooms profusely in spring. The garden forms are many, as: Var. nivalis, Hort. (P. nivalis, Lodd.), white-fld., style short; ovules commonly 2 or 3 in each cell. Var. aristata, Hort. (P. aristata, Lodd.), has fls. pure white, sometimes lilac-tinted; ovules 1 in each cell. Var. Nelsonii, Hort., (not P. Nelsonii, Brand), white, with rose-red eye; compact. Var. Hentzii, Voss (P, Hentzii, Nutt.), lobes entire or nearly so, white, lavender or purple. Southern states. Var. annulata, Hort., whitish blue, with purple ring. Var. atropurpurea, Hort., rose-purple with crimson ring. Var. grandiflora, Hort., fls. large, red; plant dwarf. Var. stellaris, Hort., with star-like white fls. in profusion. Var. caerulescens, Hort., with bluish fls. Var. pallida. Hort., large-fld., rose-colored shaded lilac. Var. frondosa, Hort., vigorous form; fls. pink with dark center. Var. lilacina, Hort., compact, lilac-fld. —Some of the foregoing forms are described or listed as if derived from P. Stellaria; but whether from the species P. Stellaria, Gray, or the race of stelliaria or stellaris of P. subulata, is not always clear. CH

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