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Dianthus ‘Edgehog’
Dianthus ‘Edgehog’
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Dianthus ‘Edgehog’

Variegated Cottage Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.181.440

Cottage Pinks or Clove Pinks have been grown in gardens for centuries. Plants form a low, grassy mound bearing upright stems of fragrant double carnation style flowers, in a mixture of colours. However this is a recent one-of-a-kind selection featuring blue-green foliage outlined with a cream margin and hot pink, semi double flowers. Stems are good for cutting. A good size for edging, or in the rock garden. Drought tolerant once established. Clip plants lightly after flowering, to maintain a tight, bushy habit. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Sport of D. ‘Starry Night’. Evergreen. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Dianthus ‘Edgehog’

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
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   8-10 cm
   3-4 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.