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Hybrid Phlox 'Minnie Pearl'


Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Cultivar: Minnie Pearl



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cabot, Arkansas

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Pittsford, New York

Graham, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Morton, Pennsylvania

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 8, 2017, PhillyLover from Philadelphia Suburbs, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Snow white flowers produced for months on end on a bushy, compact mildew-free plant. Planted last year and this year it has tripled in size.

Growing in full sun and fairy heavy soil, my plant topped out at about 18" last summer.

Will divide in the fall as I want more throughout the garden. Top performer!


On May 2, 2016, StellaElla from Graham, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Gorgeous, showy bright white phlox that blooms here (zone 7b) around late April/early May. I've paired it with an heirloom bearded iris (Wabash) that blooms at the same time and they are a striking combination. Nice, non-invasive spreading habit. Very healthy and disease free, insects leave it alone, and attractive through the rest of the season. Very happy with this variety!


On Jun 2, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A very beautiful white upright phlox. This is short (not over 18", and in my garden not much over 12") and self-supporting. Blooms very early and long, after 'Morris Berd' but long before any of the garden phlox (starting in June here, Boston z6a). It is reputed to be highly mildew resistant, and it has never shown any trace of mildew here.

Highly adaptable about soil type or pH.

Propagate by division in early spring, or by rooting stem cuttings.

Minnie Pearl was discovered growing along the roadside in Kemper, Mississippi by plantswoman Karen Partlow. It is widely believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid of P. maculata x P. glaberrima. Charles Oliver believes this is pure Phlox carolina and not a hybrid. ... read more


On Jun 4, 2013, scbuttercup from (Judy) Simpsonville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Plants was from reputable nursery, bluestone perennials, but it is much taller than its name suggests. Not sure if It was mislabeled or just likes my yard, but it's close to 4 feet. Nice bushy habit, thrives with little care. Grat plant!