Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Paradise

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wolcott, Colorado

Bensenville, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Fishers, Indiana

Pacific Junction, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

London, Kentucky

Winchester, Kentucky

Norton, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Versailles, Missouri

Jersey City, New Jersey

Chappaqua, New York

Yonkers, New York

Elyria, Ohio

Felicity, Ohio

Bend, Oregon

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Easton, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Sarver, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Rossville, Tennessee

Leesburg, Virginia

Rosalia, Washington

Kermit, West Virginia

Marinette, Wisconsin

Pulaski, Wisconsin

Wittenberg, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 4, 2014, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hybridized by Oudolf, introduced in 1990. Flowers are more blue during times when temperature drops a little (in the evening or early morning).

Negative

On Jul 4, 2013, jeg220 from Chappaqua, NY wrote:

Okay, so maybe I didn't read the description well enough on the WFF website, but I'm not pleased with very ordinary magenta color of these phlox. Will check them out in morning for real blue color.

Positive

On Jul 19, 2010, pgt from Chalfont, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have 6 different varieties of garden phlox, and this is my favorite. The color is outstanding, it blooms forever, smells great, attracts bees, humming birds and butterflies.

Positive

On Dec 14, 2004, chardon from montreal, QC (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is my favorite plant in the garden.
In the morning the plant is blue.
At the end of the after-noon, it turn pink.

This plant doesn't give lot of seed. This automn I could only get 6 small seeds on this hole plant! But so generous flowering at the end of July until October.

This Blue Paradise Phlox keep foliage sain all season.