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Dianthus simulans


Cushion Alpine Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.180.280


This is one of the most compact types of hardy Pinks available. It forms a cushion or bun of tiny needle-like olive-green leaves, bearing small pink flowers in early summer that rest just above the mound. An unusual specimen plant for the rock garden, alpine scree or trough garden. Must have good drainage, dislikes heavy or soggy soils. Evergreen. Quite possibly hardy into Zone 2 or colder. Best increased by cuttings rather than by division. Slow growing but an utter gem.

Further details for
Dianthus simulans

Optimal Growing Conditions

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

Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches
Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow













Dianthus simulans


Cushion Alpine Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.180.280


This is one of the most compact types of hardy Pinks available. It forms a cushion or bun of tiny needle-like olive-green leaves, bearing small pink flowers in early summer that rest just above the mound. An unusual specimen plant for the rock garden, alpine scree or trough garden. Must have good drainage, dislikes heavy or soggy soils. Evergreen. Quite possibly hardy into Zone 2 or colder. Best increased by cuttings rather than by division. Slow growing but an utter gem.

Further details for
Dianthus simulans

Optimal Growing Conditions

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

Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches
Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow