Blue Paradise Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise')
flox pah-nik-yew-LAY-tah 'Blue Paradise'

Deciduous Perennial in the Polemoniaceae Family
 
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#1 gallon Field $11.02 Likely available
2/16 - 2/22

 

Phlox paniculata is an erect herbaceous perennial that may grow 2 to 4 feet tall and is clump-forming. Flowers come in various colors and bloom mid-summer to mid-fall. It mixes well with other perennials, attracts hummingbirds, and is a good selection for a bird garden. This popular flower has escaped gardens and naturalized into areas beyond its original native range.

Phlox paniculata prefers sun to partial shade and moist, fertile, and well-drained soils. Good air circulation (adequate spacing and thinning of stems as needed) will help combat powdery mildew. Overhead watering should be avoided. Phlox needs to be watered in dry summers and mulched to keep the root zone cool. Removing faded flower panicles will prolong blooming and prevent self-seeding as cultivars do not come true from seed.

In winter, plants should be cut to the ground and removed from the garden in order to minimize possible powdery mildew infection for the following season. This plant has numerous pest and disease problems and is not always an easy plant to grow well. Phlox bugs, powdery mildew, and root rot can be serious problems. Spider mites can also be a problem, particularly in hot, dry conditions. Taller stems may need staking.

 

 

Plant Data

Mature Size 24 - 48 inches tall. 24 - 36 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Zones 4a - 8b
Tags Alpine Garden, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Blooms for 4 Weeks or More, Border, Butterfly Garden, Container, Cottage Garden, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Eclectic Garden, Edging, Fillers, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Hummingbird Garden, Low Maintenance, Mass, Moist Soil, Native to North America, Non-Allergenic, Normal Soil, Perennial, Poor Soil, Prairie Garden, Rabbit Resistant, Rain Garden, Reblooming, Rock Garden, Salt Tolerant, Showy Flowers, Thornless, Well-Drained Soil, Wet Site Tolerant
Bloom Period July to September
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Foliage Color
 

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