Phlox Blue Paradise Description
For showy 10-12 inch trusses of colorful blooms in a sunny border or vase, nothing compares to Garden Phlox
Blue Paradise has just those large trusses of intense blue flowers. Non-stop blooms begin in midsummer, and last well into fall. A beautiful blue color not often seen in other perennials.
Each flower is dotted with a white center and tiny red eye. Garden phlox are delightful in bouquets for both color, and intense fragrance.
Plant in a well drained soil in full sun, or part shade. Phlox are surprisingly shade tolerant, (either morning sun or afternoon sun). 'Blue Paradise' grows up to 40 inches tall, and demonstrates a high resistance to mildew, a common disease in Phlox.
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cut Flower, Fragrance, Long Blooming
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- Botanical Name:
Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise'
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- Sun Exposure:
Sun, Part Shade
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- Height x Width:
40" X 24"
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- Bloom Season:
Background, Border, Cottage Gardening, Massing, Specimen, Wildflower
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AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:None
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH.
Light: Phlox grow best in full sun (or partial shade in the South)
Water: Medium -- Susceptible to powdery mildew, especially in dry soil. A 1-2 inch mulch of chopped leaves, wood chips, shredded bark, or other attractive organic material will help soil retain an even level of moisture. Water deeply during dry spells to reduce the incidence of disease, and dust with sulfur (available at most garden centers) beginning in early summer.
Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
Fertilizing: A general purpose, slow-release, granular fertilizer worked into the soil around the plants in the spring is sufficient for phlox for the season. Be conservative, because too much nitrogen will generate excess tender foliage that is prone to disease and pests.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Leave foliage standing in winter, and clean up spent foliage in spring.
Maintenance & Pruning: Thinning half of the shoots when 6" tall in spring, (to allow better air circulation), helps keep mildew at bay, and encourages plants to produce larger and longer-lasting flower heads. Shear off after bloom, just above foliage to encourage more blooms. Divide every few years, replanting sections from the edge of the clump, and discarding the woody center.
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