Garden Phlox 'Bright Eyes'

Phlox paniculata

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bright Eyes



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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



Bloom Color:


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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 19, 2012, pat828 from Whitinsville, MA wrote:

I planted it this year and it turned all black. What happened?


On Jul 18, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

a very nice pink variety, i had to replace one this year though as it burnt out from the intense heat hear this year, so it's not the hardiest pink variety phlox, as none of my other pink or lavender varieties, such as, laura, starfire or bubblegum burnt out, but a very pretty pink variety one none the less..mike.


On Jun 26, 2009, riceke from Snellville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Planted in morning sun afternoon shade average soil. It flowers repeatedly year after year with no additional care. Never experienced problems. 18-24' dependent on rain. Blooms June through fall. Excellent plant.


On May 29, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

A beautiful and favorite Phlox in my garden.


On Jan 29, 2005, raftman from Huntington Station, NY wrote:

I must be lucky with this one--grows in heavy moist clay soil in partial shade and comes back fuller every year with zero maintenance. Zone 7.


On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

What a beautiful cultivar. Reportedly resistant to powdery mildew, but wise to still give it plenty of space for air circulation. Also, water at base of plant to avoid unnecessarily wetting leaves, blooms. Deadhead regularly for a long blooming season. Seed have significant variation and may overtake original. Weed them out. Pinching early in summer can help reduce need for staking.


On Jan 29, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Such a beautiful cultivar, it needs full sun and plenty of room to strut its stuff.

Seed does not come true, but using it as a parent with other varieties, some really unique offspring have resulted.