Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc

Phlox 'Cloudburst'

Phlox-Tall Garden

A brand new type of Phlox that combines the rich color of Tall Garden Phlox and the dome-like habits of Cushion Phlox. Dark purple buds open to lavender purple flowers with bright pink eyes that cover a broad, mounding, billowy habit. The pleasantly fragrant flowers cover the plant nearly all the way to the ground starting early summer and continue to bloom all summer long. Frustrated with mildew on your Tall Garden Phlox? 'Cloudburst' has excellent disease resistance; with broad, glossy, dark green leaves staying clean all summer long.

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Height:

28 in

Spread:

42 in

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Phlox-Tall Garden Growing and Maintenance Tips

Phlox is unequaled for its showy blooms over a long period in summer. Though it is one of the most popular perennials available, it does require some maintenance to sustain its health and vigor.

Phlox grows best in rich, moist soil in full sun. It will thrive with bi-monthly fertilizing and consistant moisture levels. Overhead watering should be avoided since some varieties of phlox are susceptible to powdery mildew. This can be avoided or diminished by providing ample air circulation around the plants and by thinning them out periodically. Deadheading will prolong bloom time and prevent self-seeding.

Phlox 'Cloudburst' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Fragrant

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds
  • Bees

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average