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Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’

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Summary

Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’ was discovered along a roadside in Mississippi by Karen Partlow and was originally thought to be a hybrid between Phlox maculata and Phlox glaberrima. However, more recent research suggests it is a selection of P. carolina ssp. carolina. This cultivar was introduced by Plant Delights Nursery who named it after famed country comedienne, Minnie Pearl. It grows approximately 2’ tall and is covered in snow white flowers in late spring. The mildew-free foliage is also a dark, glossy green, which adds to its appeal even after the flowers are finished. ‘Minnie Pearl’ is a rhizomatous cultivar that forms a mass that slowly spreads at a rate of about 6” per year.


Details

  • Rating
    4.2 
  • Common Name
    Minnie Pearl phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    late May—mid-June 
  • Peak Bloom
    early June 
  • Size
    24” x 36” 
  • Fragrance
    Mild 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance
    Excellent