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Dianthus pavonius


Peacock-eye Pinks

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.180.320


A compact species of Pinks, especially useful in the rock garden, in an alpine trough garden or gravel scree. This forms a low carpet or cushion of blue-green leaves, bearing good-sized starry single flowers in late spring. Blooms are in various shades of pink, 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. Unlike most Dianthus this species prefers lime-free neutral to acidic soils.

Further details for
Dianthus pavonius

Optimal Growing Conditions

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

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Dianthus pavonius


Peacock-eye Pinks

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.180.320


A compact species of Pinks, especially useful in the rock garden, in an alpine trough garden or gravel scree. This forms a low carpet or cushion of blue-green leaves, bearing good-sized starry single flowers in late spring. Blooms are in various shades of pink, 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. Unlike most Dianthus this species prefers lime-free neutral to acidic soils.

Further details for
Dianthus pavonius

Optimal Growing Conditions

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

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.