Maiden pink

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'

Photo/Illustration: 
Alain Charest
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Maiden pink (Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire')
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Genus:  Dianthus
This mat-forming species with narrow, dark green leaves is one of the easiest to grow. Blossoms with red eyes open in early summer and may rebloom if sheared back after flowering.
Care:  Requires full sun and sharp drainage and prefers neutral to alkaline soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in fall; divide in spring or fall.
Problems:  Crown rot, slugs, sow bugs, grasshoppers, chipmunks, squirrels.

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
Adaptable
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Red Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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