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Dianthus simulans
Dianthus simulans
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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.

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Dianthus simulans

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate