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

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

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Between Flagstones
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches

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