Cheddar pink

Dianthus 'Bath's Pink'

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Cheddar pink (Dianthus 'Bath's Pink')
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Genus:  Dianthus

Dianthus 'Bath's Pink' is a stunning, wide-spreading ground cover with grassy, blue-green foliage and pink flowers. Use it to edge a bed or grow it in your rock garden for a splash of cool color. To keep its blooms going, be sure to deadhead.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Its flowers are pink and have a spicy, clove-like scent.

Care: 

Grow in full sun and average to sandy well-drained soil. Will not tolerate standing water, but great for rock gardens and sites that are on the dry side.

Propagation: 

 From seed or softwood cuttings.

Problems: 

 No serious disease or insect problems.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 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 Butterflies,
Attracts Song Birds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Cut Flower,
Edging,
Ground Covers,
Sun
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

Dianthus 'Bath's Pink'