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Dianthus alpinus
Dianthus alpinus
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Dianthus alpinus

Alpine Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.180.020

A true alpine species of Pinks, this forms a low cushion or bun of bright green grassy leaves. The wheel-shaped flowers are unusually large, resting just above the leaves in late spring, in shades of soft to deep pink or salmon. Flowers are sweetly fragrant. A beautiful addition to the rock garden, gravel scree or trough garden. Must have good drainage, dislikes heavy or soggy soils. A gravel mulch is recommended to help keep the roots cool and to help deter slugs. Plants may be divided after blooming or in early fall, or grown from your own seed. Evergreen.

Further details for
Dianthus alpinus

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.