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Dianthus ‘Royal Midget’
Dianthus ‘Royal Midget’
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Dianthus ‘Royal Midget’

Cheddar Pinks

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.180.290

Cousins to the carnation, Cheddar Pinks have been grown in gardens for centuries. This very low selection is a good choice for the rock garden. Plants form a low, cushion of blue-green leaves, bearing masses of small, fragrant semi-double deep-pink flowers in late spring. Drought tolerant once established. Clip lightly after blooming. Not always easy to divide, but this can be attempted in early spring or fall. Flowers may be attractive to butterflies. Evergreen.

Further details for
Dianthus ‘Royal Midget’

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
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.