Grandiflora Starry Eyes Blend Phlox Seeds

4.6 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Scottish botanist, Thomas Drummond, starting sending phlox seeds from Texas back to Europe in 1835. After years of breeding, this phlox was born. The intriguing star patterns on bi-colored, clustered blooms make Starry Eyes a captivating addition to your cut-flower garden. Pollinators and hummingbirds are drawn to the quick-to-bloom, fragrant blossoms. Blooming may pause in intense summer heat, to renew in the cooler days of late summer and fall. In cooler areas, blooms continue through the summer.
$2.49 200 mg (~80 seeds)

Botanical Name: Phlox drummondii

Family: Polemoniaceae

Native: Texas

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 18"–20" tall

Variety Information: 1" flowers in clusters, in an array of colors, including white with mauve or blue centers, buff with mauve centers, rose, purples, carmine, blues, and reds with contrasting colored striations emanating from the center.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Blooms begin 6 to 7 weeks from sowing and continue until frost, going dormant in extreme heat.

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild climates: Fall sowing recommended. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 50°–60°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots; roots sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 10–21 Days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–12"

Thinning: When 2 sets of leaves, thin to one every 8"–12"

Harvesting: For longest vase-life, harvest flowers in the morning.

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Grandiflora Starry Eyes Blend Phlox Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

WOW! Show stopping blooms!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 6, 2020
Absolutely LOVE the vibrant color and variety of shades in these seeds. I started them indoors and they weathered a hard spring well with cold temps and strong wind. They were the first sign of color in my garden and the flowers stay around nearly FOREVER! I do wish I had pruned them back a little in the beginning so they did get legging and tilt over but it was my first time trying these seeds. DEFINITELY will buy again!
Eliza Spear from NY

Gorgeous and easy

5 out of 5 stars Jul 19, 2021
Easy to sow and not fussy. Produced beautiful blooms. Highly recommend.
Toni from CO


5 out of 5 stars Dec 3, 2021
Definitely recommend them, they are beautiful!
Cecilia from PA

Bloomed their hearts out

5 out of 5 stars Dec 17, 2021
I winter sowed and transplanted these into large pots on the patio. They performed very well with multiple branchings of blossoms despite our hot humid mid summer days.
Kathleen from PA

tricky to germinate but fun

3 out of 5 stars May 16, 2022
So struggled with germination until I ran across a YouTuber, Flower Hill Farm (highly recommend) who explained that phlox should germinate in a cool spot in darkness- she does hers in her garage in New York state. So garage it was and that was perfect- weird little sprouts came up after about 2 weeks. Put them in a sunny spot and they greened up and thrived. About 4 weeks later I hardened them off and..... wait for it.... they blew away in a storm. My bad! Did the same process again and finally got them planted out. Fingers and toes crossed because the picture is beautiful and I think they may be perennials here in zone 9b. Giving 3 stars for now due to very challenging germination process, but may revise.
lisa b from CA

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