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