More About Dianthus alpinus
- AKA Dianthus allwoodii 'Alpinus'
- Semi-double flowers in shades of white, pink, and red
- Blue-gray, evergreen, grass-like foliage
- Bloom Time: Summer
Cross between Dianthus plumarius (cottage pink) and Dianthus caryophyllus (carnation).
Alpine Pink Growing and Maintenance Tips
Thrives in average moisture, a well-drained soil, in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Can tolerate some shade, but will often grow leggy and not bloom as prolifically. Adding lime to the soil will benefit the plant and removing spent flowers will extend the bloom time. A low maintenance perennial with no serious disease and insect issues.
Dianthus alpinus Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum