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Alpine pink

Dianthus alpinus

Clusters of serrated single blooms in pink to dark crimson sit just off the ground in summer.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis cushion-forming species is short-lived, but easy to grow from seed.  

CareRequires full sun and sharp drainage and prefers neutral to alkaline soil.

PropagationSow seed in cold frame in fall; divide in spring or fall.

ProblemsCrown rot, slugs, sow bugs, grasshoppers, chipmunks, squirrels.

  • Genus : Dianthus
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
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