Shibazakura bloom in Japan


Moss phlox, or shibazakura, is a flower that grows close to the ground in brilliant colors of magenta, pink, and white. Over 0.4 million Shibazakura plants of eight varieties blossom, creating an elegant spring carpet at the Hitsujiyama Park. The 10,000 m² park attracts thousands of visitors every year between May and June when the flowers are in full bloom.