Garden Phlox ‘Bright Eyes’

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown – Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown – Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown – Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown – Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown – Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California

Snellville, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Fishers, Indiana

Ames, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

London, Kentucky

Calais, Maine

Brooklyn, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jersey City, New Jersey

Granville, New York

Huntington Station, New York

Concord, North Carolina(2 reports)

Gastonia, North Carolina

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Fort Valley, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Manassas, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Wild Rose, Wisconsin

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Phlox ‘Bright Eyes’

The pale pink blooms of this Phlox have a dark centre giving a bright and cheerful lift to the garden or the flower vase. Like most Phlox the beautiful fragrance is attractive to people and pollinating insects. ‘Bright Eyes’ needs a sunny spot in light, fertile but well drained soil to thrive, but has no other special requirements.

Wild bees and other pollinators are in decline. This plant is recommended specifically by the RHS as part of the RHS plants for pollinators scheme. This scheme helps gardeners to easily identify plants that encourage bees and pollinators back into the garden.

You can find more plants for pollinators on our designated page here.

Perennials are plants that live for more than 2 years, generally flowering annually and dying back during the winter. Our range has been specially selected to help you create colourful displays in your garden which will attract and benefit insects such as butterflies and bees. Choosing a variety of plants that flower at different times will help to ensure your garden looks beautiful and sustains the wildlife across the seasons.

Our plants may be delivered in an infant or dormant state but once exposed to sunlight, they will resume growing. We also recommend using a fertiliser or soil conditioner when repotting or relocating into the garden to help them establish quickly.

Bright Eyes Phlox

Lets be honest. Some of the more unusually colored hybrids seem to come and go, over the years.. But never this one. This time-tested two-tone is permanent, once you get it growing. And it continues to grow in popularity. It spreads as easily and vigorously as the solid white or any other tall phlox. Bright Eyes is a must-have cultivar.

Why Phlox should be the backbone of your garden. Theyre beautiful. Theyre easy. And no matter what else you grow, you cant beat their display. In fact, probably no group of plants adds more color to American perennial gardens than phlox. They just happen to be the perfect plant–tall enough to show the flowers over the others, heavy bloomers at the right time with big colorful flowerheads, and best of all–a nice long season of bloom. Most every good perennial garden has an extra measure of phlox plants. In yours, plant a few and then notice which do the best, and then get more of those. Repeated color groups in the garden assure the great colorful display everyone wants.

The one problem: Mildew. Be ready. Theres no escaping it. All Tall Garden Phlox (except the famously mildew-resistant David) are usually attacked by powdery mildew. Its a sort of grey dust-like blight youll start noticing on the leaves, just as the plants have grown up and are getting ready to bloom. The minute you see it, go directly to the garden center and buy a container of fungicide for phlox mildew. I know it sounds like trouble, but its really not, and believe me, its worth it. If you ignore the mildew, your beautiful phlox plants will be an ugly shriveled mess in just a couple of weeks. It doesnt kill the plants, it just ruins them for the year. Some say good air circulation prevents it, but dont you believe it. Phlox simply get mildew, and you need to spray, probably just once…then your plants will go right on and bloom all summer for you with beautiful leaves and flowers.

Theyre great for cutting, too. Need a big bouquet? Just of few of these multi-flowered stems will do the trick, with lovely fragrance and fabulous color. Add a few lilies, and you have a knock-out arrangement anyone can do. So be sure to grow enough phlox for cutting, too.

After bloom, simply cut down the flower stems about halfway, (Its not botanically correct, but lots of gardeners snap them; the strong stiff stems snap off easily) and your tough, hardy plants will be ready to light up for you again next year.

Yes, theyre North American Natives. Very few American gardeners know it, but almost all phlox species are North American wildflowers, as native as our goldenrods and black-eyed susans. But since we ignored them for years, European hybridizers (mostly German) took the wild versions back to Europe and created the fantastic hybrids we all enjoy today.

More Information

SKU

AM013978

Item Package Size

Plant – 3″ Pot

Common Name

Garden Phlox Bright Eyes

Botanical Name

Phlox paniculata Bright Eyes

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade

Flower Color

Pink

Mature Height

24-36″ tall

Estimated Mature Spread

18-24″ wide

Growth Rate

Medium

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Planting Depth

Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.

Ships As

Potted Plant

Foliage

Dark green elliptic leaves.

Soil Type

Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil

Soil Moisture

Average, Well Draining

Advantages

Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers

Ideal Region

Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest

Planting Time

Fall

Neonicotinoid Free

Yes – Learn More

Item Unit

Plant

Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No

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