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Dianthus microlepis

More About Dianthus microlepis

  • AKA Dianthus microlepis var. degenii
  • Small, rose-pink, five-petaled flowers rise above the foliage
  • Green or silvery-green foliage remains very tight and compact
  • One of the smallest dianthus on the market
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Interesting Notes:

Originates in Bulgaria.

Zone:

3

Height:

5-8 cm

Spread:

15-20 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Alpine Dianthus Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in full sun in a gritty, well-drained, alkaline soil. Deadhead to encourage more flowers, but otherwise a very low maintenance plant.


Dianthus microlepis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
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
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)