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Phlox paniculata 'Bright Eyes'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Pale pink flowers with a prominent, hot-pink eye zone are produced reliably from mid through late summer. These aromatic flowers attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. 'Bright Eyes' has demonstrated a high degree of mildew resistance.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Phlox paniculata is unequaled for showy blooms over a long period throughout the summer. Though they are some of the most popular perennials available, they do require some maintenance to sustain their health and vigor. Tall Garden Phlox grows best in rich, moist soil in full sun. Overhead watering should be avoided since some varieties of phlox are susceptible to powdery mildew. This can be avoided or diminished by providing ample air circulation around the plants and by thinning them out periodically. Deadheading will prolong bloom time and prevent self-seeding.

Flower Color

Pale pink with hot pink eye zone

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)

Plant Height

36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Mass Plant, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Border

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests