Genus of about 65 species of annual and perennial flowering plants.
Latin name: Phlox subulata "Purple Beauty"
They grow mainly in full sun but also in part shade, in humus-rich, fertile, moderately moist soils.
Plant annuals in flower gardens and perennial herbs and shrubs in groups.
Propagate annuals by seeds, slighlty covered in sowing. Propagate perennials by division and semi-woody cuttings.
Evergreen, short and dense herbaceous plant that bears purple flowers with yellow eyes edged with a blue ring, in spring.