Phlox Cloudburst
Phlox 'Cloudburst' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Tall Cushion Phlox

Phlox 'Cloudburst' is 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.

  • Height: 71 cm (28")
  • Spread: 107 cm (42")
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: sun to light shade
  • Bloom Time: early summer to late fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: lavender purple with bright pink eye
  • Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Phlox needs rich, well drained soil that does not dry out to look its best. It is a heavy feeder so a fall mulch with compost is beneficial to keep up the organic level in the soil. The varieties we sell have mildew resistant but do not overcrowd this plant. It needs good air circulation.