garden phlox ‘Blue Paradise’

The flowers of the cultivar ‘Blue Paradise’ have a strong vanilla fragrance which attracts both human and butterfly visitors alike.

Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ (garden phlox ‘Blue Paradise’) is a beautiful and fascinating cultivar introduced by Piet Oudolf in 1990. Its flowers are violet blue when they close at night but turn much more purple when fully open during the day. The two to three foot clumps of upright stems anchor a planting throughout the year with their green masses of attractively veined opposite leaves.

Botanical Name Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’
Common Name garden phlox ‘Blue Paradise’
Family Polemoniaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall
Height and Spread 2-3ft x 1-2ft (60-90cm x 30-60cm)
Flower Color Violet Blue
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Cultivated Form of a Native Plant. Introduced by Piet Oudolf.
Location in Lurie Garden Southwest Dark Plate


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