Perennial phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Perennial phlox - Phlox paniculata  'Blue Paradise'

Common Name: Perennial phlox
Genus: Phlox
Species: paniculata
Cultivar: 'Blue Paradise'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Phlox have always been country garden favourites for their delicious scent and attraction to butterflies and bees. This variety bears fabulous trusses of fragrant hydrangea-like violet flowers with broad petals and deep purple eyes appear from July to August on tall stems with narrow toothed mid-green leaves. This pretty perennial will tolerate full sun or partial shade but like all phlox does not like soil that dries out in summer. Try it as part of a 'cool' planting scheme based on blue shades.

  • Garden care: Support with bamboo canes brushwood or ring stakes before the flowers appear. Phlox are greedy plants so apply a mulch 5-7cm (2-3in) deep of well-rotted garden compost or manure in early spring. Shear off the spent flower stems to prevent re-seeding. If the leaves show signs of powdery mildew cut down to the ground and dispose of the affected foliage but do not compost it. Clear away the debris around the plant to reduce the chances of reinfection. Lift and divide clumps in autumn and spring.


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