Phlox Kelly’s Eye – Buy rockery plants


Masses of cream flowers with cerise eye over very low foliage in spring and early summer.

Grown in handy 9cm pots:

Only 15 left in stock


Phlox douglasii Kelly’s Eye description

Cream flowers with cerise eye in spring and early summer.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

Good for the front of a border, in containers, an alpine bed, rock garden or by patio and it is generally easy to grow in a soil that is reasonably drained, unless there are Stem Eelworm present in your soil – also buy clean plants from a reputable supplier (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ below).

Common name: Kelly’s Eye Douglas Moss Phlox.

Phlox Kelly's Eye flowering in May
Phlox Kelly’s Eye in May

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a small space at the front of a flower border.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.

How much moisture:

Normal, or dryish stony.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:


Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can be susceptible to Stem Eelworm which in heavy attacks will severely distort shoot growth. [2]

Size of plant:

Height 10 cm.
Spread 40 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 5 plants per square metre.

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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.
[2] Nematodes and the Home Garden – opens in a new window

Additional information

Weight .25 kg
Plant size



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