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Dianthus ‘Cherry Moon’
Dianthus ‘Cherry Moon’
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Dianthus ‘Cherry Moon’

Border Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.180.430

Pinks are like miniature versions of the more familiar carnations. This British selection has gorgeous leaves and blooms. The foliage forms a grassy mound of evergreen leaves in a smoky grey-plum shade. Contrasting flowers appear in late spring, bright pink with a darker cherry eye, with a clove-like fragrance. Excellent addition to the sunny rock garden, alpine trough or for edging. Plants should be trimmed lightly after blooming to maintain a tight, compact mound. Not always easy to divide, but this can be attempted in spring or early fall.

Further details for
Dianthus ‘Cherry Moon’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  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.