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Sherbet Cocktail Garden Phlox Plant

  • - Tall Phlox, Tall Garden Phlox
  • - Height: 3-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: April-June
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Sherbet Cocktail Garden Phlox Plant
Plant Features

Sherbet Cocktail Tall Phlox Plant is the first garden phlox to have yellow in its make-up. Bred by Jan Verschoor, yellowy-green buds emerge from rich maroon-brown bracts and then open with either soft pastel lavender-pink or white centers with yellow edges, forming flower clusters that can look remarkably like rainbow sherbet. Somewhat resembling a hydrangea blossom, the flowers have a slightly waxy appearance and hold up well. Deadheading will prolong the blooming season, and this is one that you want to keep on blossoming to bring the butterflies!

Companion Planting: AsterEchinaceaEupatoriumFuchsiaGeraniumSalvia

Sherbet Cocktail Tall Phlox Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks. For continuous flowering keep the soil most, 2-3 inches of mulch will help. Early spring a great time to add fertilizer, another application can be applied in June. Tall phlox should have their tips trimmed back once the stems have grown about 6 inches in early spring. After the first hard frost they can be trimmed back to the ground.


Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 20-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Pink, Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Japanese Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Ground Cover
Critter Resistance Deer
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid