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Dianthus subacaulis ‘Gary Eichhorn’
Alpine Pinks
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Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion
1.180.580

This selection of Pinks is especially useful as an edging plant or in the sunny rock garden. It forms a low cushion of grey-green leaves, bearing small starry medium-pink single flowers in late spring with a sweet clove fragrance. Drought-tolerant once established. Clip lightly after blooming. Evergreen, so do not prune in fall or spring. Suitable for scree gardens or alpine troughs. Not always easy to divide, but this can be attempted in early spring or fall. Flowers may be attractive to butterflies. Just recently introduced by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens in Illinois. Photo copyright: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens. Used with permission.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches


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