Pink Minuet® Garden Phlox
Phlox 'Pink Minuet'
Pink Minuet® Garden Phlox flowers
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Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Summer Phlox
Brand: Walters Gardens
A stunning hybrid producing masses of rosy-pink flowers with subtle dark eyes, over a low mounding habit in late spring; suitable for containers or small perennial borders; good mildew resistance; will not aggressively spread in the garden
Pink Minuet® Garden Phlox is smothered in stunning fragrant conical rose star-shaped flowers with pink overtones and dark gray eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pink Minuet® Garden Phlox is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Pink Minuet® Garden Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Pink Minuet® Garden Phlox will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Pink Minuet® Garden Phlox is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.