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Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise' (garden phlox)

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

garden phlox

'Blue Paradise' displays wonderful color from our native garden phlox! Flowers open pale blue, darken to a deep violet blue, then develop red-violet edges as they age. The color changes with the light, looking more blue or more purple depending on the time of day. This phlox is easy to grow and resists mildew.

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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

2 Feet

Spacing

18-24 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

garden phlox Interesting Notes

From renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf comes this intriguing, mildew resistant form of our elegant native. The flowers open a deep blue with white eyes and take on purplish shades during the heat of midday, then regain their original indigo coloring in the evening. They attract butterflies and hummingbirds and their spicy vanilla-clove perfume is perfectly enchanting in bouquets. Grow in average soil that doesn't dry out. - White Flower Farm

The genus name Phlox is derived from the Greek word for flame.

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Phlox paniculatathrives in organic, moist to average soil in full sun to light shade. Plants in shade will have smaller flowers and weaker stems. Tolerant of drought once established. Give good air circulation and keep well watered to reduce growth of powdery mildew, though 'Blue Paradise' has better mildew resistance than other blue phloxes. Benefits from occasional fertilization. Deadhead to prolong blooming season.

Good Substitutions

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Phlox Phlox Earlibeauty® 'Solar Flare'
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phlox Phlox Earlibeauty® 'Rose Bouquet'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Hummingbird-friendly
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Fragrant
Fragrant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Average
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Vegetative