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Dianthus alpinus
Alpine Pinks
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Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet Cushion
1.180.020

A true alpine species of Pinks, this forms a low cushion or bun of bright green grassy leaves. The wheel-shaped flowers are unusually large, resting just above the leaves in late spring, in shades of soft to deep pink or salmon. Flowers are sweetly fragrant. A beautiful addition to the rock garden, gravel scree or trough garden. Must have good drainage, dislikes heavy or soggy soils. A gravel mulch is recommended to help keep the roots cool and to help deter slugs. Plants may be divided after blooming or in early fall, or grown from your own seed. Evergreen.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
  Mixed
  Salmon

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Between Flagstones
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Evergreen
  Fragrant

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches


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