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Dianthus alpinus

Dianthus alpinus - Alpine Pink

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

Interesting Notes:

Cross between Dianthus plumarius (cottage pink) and Dianthus caryophyllus (carnation).

Zone:

3

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Pink
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Dwarf
Mounding
Compact

Foliage Color

Blue
Gray

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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