Golden-Eye Phlox, Roemer Phlox
Phlox roemeriana

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: roemeriana (ro-mer-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Grand Saline, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 2, 2014, rikissa from Dallas, TX wrote:

found healthy patch of this plant growing on a roadside in grand saline, tx (75140), along with several other native wildflowers. took samples and transferred to my garden in dallas, fingers crossed they'll last a while.

Positive

On Aug 4, 2012, scubamom from Gregory, TX wrote:

While searching for bluebonnets in a nature preserve north of Canyon Lake, Texas, my huband and I came upon a huge field of Golden-Eye Phlox! I immediately fell in love with them, yet cannot find a commerical source. Too bad - they are some of the most stunning wildflowers we've seen this year.

Positive

On Apr 2, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Golden-eye phlox (Phlox roemeriana) is an annual endemic Texas native. It may be a plant that goes unnoticied all year until it blooms (if it can fight its way through other plants). It can be found growing natively in the dry well-drained limestone soils of central Texas in the Edwards Plateau and in the adjacent High Plains Regions. Although it usually grows in clay or clay loam on rocky slopes and limestone barrens or more commonly in grasslands on uplands, it occasionally grows in sandier substrates. It is common on roadsides where fall mowing reduces shading by taller warm-season grasses.

It is very low growing typically reaching a height of three to five inches, but sometimes it may grow as tall as twelve inches. The slender 2 long and 3/8 wide leaves are covered wi... read more