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

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

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

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