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)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


under 6 in. (15 cm)


Unknown - Tell us


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring





Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


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


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

Grand Saline, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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