‘Cloudburst’ Phlox

Size
Phlox x ‘Cloudburst’ PPAF
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b
Combining the rich flower colors of tall garden phlox and the attractive mounding habit of cushion phlox, ‘Cloudburst is an interspecific hybrid between these two popular phloxes. Lightly fragrant lavender-purple flowers with bright pink eyes start flowering 2 to 3 weeks ahead of Phlox paniculata and flower all summer, covering the 28-inch-tall mound all the way to the ground. Disease-resistant, glossy, dark green leaves.
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 26 to 28 inches tall, 38 to 42 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   Fall Foliage Color, Sun Loving, North American Native
Disease Resistant, Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant
Attracts:   Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Cottage, Cutting
Flower features:    Fragrant
Lavender-purple flowers, with bright pink eyes that bloom in summer
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Dark Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Rock Garden, Edging, Naturalizing
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting
‘Cloudburst’ Phlox is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 26 to 28 inches tall, 38 to 42 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   3-4 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Moderate   Waterwise
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Moist, well-drained   Average Garden Soil
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pinch off the tips of stems early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant. You may wish to deadhead (cut off) old flowers to encourage new flowers to form. At the end of the growing season, perennials may be cut back to the ground for a tidier appearance.
Bloom Tips:    Pinch early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b

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