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Dianthus ‘Oakington’
Dianthus ‘Oakington’
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Dianthus ‘Oakington’

Border Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.180.630

Border Pinks have been popular in gardens for centuries. This selection forms a low mound of grassy blue-green leaves. Short stems of small double carnation style flowers appear in early summer, in a soft rose-pink shade. Well suited to edging any sunny border, or for growing in the rock garden. 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. Evergreen.

Further details for
Dianthus ‘Oakington’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.