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Dianthus gratianopolitanus Star Cushion


Cheddar Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.180.310


(=‘Sternkissen’) A compact selection of the Cheddar Pinks, especially useful as an edging plant, in the rock garden or in an alpine trough garden This forms a low cushion of blue-grey leaves, bearing small starry 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. Not always easy to divide, but this can be attempted in early spring or fall. Flowers may be attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Dianthus gratianopolitanus Star Cushion

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Blue
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Slow













Dianthus gratianopolitanus Star Cushion


Cheddar Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.180.310


(=‘Sternkissen’) A compact selection of the Cheddar Pinks, especially useful as an edging plant, in the rock garden or in an alpine trough garden This forms a low cushion of blue-grey leaves, bearing small starry 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. Not always easy to divide, but this can be attempted in early spring or fall. Flowers may be attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Dianthus gratianopolitanus Star Cushion

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Blue
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Slow