Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'
Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

SKU: S36023
1 for $17.95
Quick Facts
Common Name: Garden Phlox
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/9W Exposure: Sun
Blooms In: Jul-Aug
Mature Height: 40" Spacing: 18-24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT
Fragrance: Yes
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From renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf comes Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise,' an intriguing 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.

P. paniculata is the species that earned Phlox its reputation as an indispensable garden plant, and it's worth your while to have as many as possible to enliven your garden in late summer. Glorious in the border, sublime for cutting, of easiest culture, and as sweet smelling as can be.

Phlox, an important genus of valuable garden plants, includes reliable and colorful species that bloom both early and late, in sun and shade, and in a range of rich colors that is equaled by few other genera. In addition, the glorious summer bloomers often have a spicy vanilla-clove perfume that is perfectly enchanting. We are, therefore, distressed to see Phlox falling out of favor for reasons that we suspect relate to problems with powdery mildew, which is much less common in modern varieties, or if plants are grown in soil that doesn't dry out. Phlox are backbone plants for any well-bred border.

For more information on growing Phlox, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Reviews

Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (14 Reviews) Write a Review

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One didn't make it through summer, other died later

The starts were very small. One was weak to begin with. It died by fall. The other put a couple leaves this spring, then also died. Had a bit of color the first year. Not blue,
although at the end of the bloom it was approaching that.
Response from White Flower FarmWhite Flower Farm Customer Sup, 5 months ago (06/17/22 01:45PM)

We are sorry to hear the Phlox did not perform as expected. We appreciate you letting us know as this is not the standard we strive for. I issued you a store credit for this item and you will be receiving a separate email with the refund details shortly.

Please reach out to [email protected] if we may be of further assistance.

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Coming back stronger second season

I enjoyed some blooms last year after planting this phlox, they were pretty. My plant looks bigger this year with more stems, looking forward to possibly more blooms.

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Gorgeous

Beyond a doubt the most gorgeous phlox I have ever seen, Very tall and large flowesr which look like hydrangeas. I will stake them next year as they have flopped over with the rain this season vs last year we had none and this wasn't a problem.

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Disappointing

I was so excited to find this variety of Phlox and had to wait for shipment. Once they arrived, I followed all hints/tips and nurtured carefully. Of the two plants, neither survived.

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Not quite as advertised

These are just ok. A few blooms, pretty color but not as blue as shown, and only a little less than two feet tall. Ok but too expensive for the result. Maybe better next year if they survive a second winter.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: floks  

This important genus of valuable garden plants includes reliable and colorful species that bloom both early and late, in sun and shade, and in a range of rich colors that is equaled by few other genera. Most Phlox grow best in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and moist, well-drained soil.

P. divaricata laphamii is at its best in partial shade and in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH. They have an informal habit and root where the stems touch the ground, allowing them to form a ground cover where conditions suit them. Cut flowering stems to the ground after the blooms fade to keep plants looking tidy.

P. paniculata and, to a lesser extent, P. carolina and P. maculata are susceptible to powdery mildew, especially in dry soil. Water deeply during dry spells to reduce the incidence of disease, and dust with sulfur (available at most garden centers) beginning in early summer. Thinning half of the shoots when 6″ tall in spring (to allow better air circulation) also helps keep mildew at bay and encourages plants to produce larger and longer-lasting flower heads.

Divide P. paniculata every few years, replanting sections from the edge of the clump and discarding the woody center.

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