rich, average, loam, clay
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
"The spicy vanilla-clove scented, 1 1/2 in. wide flowers respond to differing light conditions and open violet blue at dawn, develop a purple hue during the day and change back to violet blue at dusk. It grows 2 to 3 ft. tall and 1 to 2 ft. wide. 'Blue Paradise' has good powdery mildew resistance." -- Missouri Botanical Garden
Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise' is easy to grow in average, moist, well-drained soil. It does best in full sun, but will tolerate filtered light and part-shade but at the risk of developing weak stems that would require support. This cultivars exhibits good powdery mildew resistance. To further reduce the chance of infection, it should be planted in an area with good air circulation, and if watering is required, it is best to do so close to the ground.
Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise' was selected and introduced by Piet Oudolf, of the Netherlands, in 1990.