This compact species forms broad mats of blue-gray linear leaves and is perfect for a rock garden setting. The purplish-pink flowers are solitary, toothed, and deliciously fragrant.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsLong-lasting, fragrant flowers on low-growing mats.
CareGrow in full sun and well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Will not tolerate standing water. It is best to avoid organic mulches.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in fall. Take cuttings in summer.
ProblemsCrown rot, slugs, sow bugs, grasshoppers, chipmunks, squirrels, deer.
- Genus : Dianthus
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest