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Modern border pink

Dianthus plumarius

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Especially fragrant and variable in color, modern border pinks form mats of grayish green leaves and fringed, saucer-shaped flowers.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsEasily propagated from seed.

CareGrow in full sun and well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Plants need good air circulation. They will not tolerate excess winter moisture. Deadhead promptly.

PropagationSow fresh seed in midwinter.

ProblemsSlugs, sow bugs, grasshoppers, chipmunks, squirrels, deer.

  • Genus : Dianthus
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, Red, White
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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