Alpine pink

Dianthus alpinus

Photo/Illustration: 
Alain Charest
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Alpine pink (Dianthus alpinus)
Genus:  Dianthus
Clusters of serrated single blooms in pink to dark crimson sit just off the ground in summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This cushion-forming species is short-lived, but easy to grow from seed.  
Care:  Requires full sun and sharp drainage and prefers neutral to alkaline soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in cold frame in fall; divide in spring or fall.
Problems:  Crown rot, slugs, sow bugs, grasshoppers, chipmunks, squirrels.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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