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Dianthus gratianopolitanus Star Cushion
Dianthus gratianopolitanus Star Cushion
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate