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Cheddar Pinks

Botanical Name
Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
9
Height
6 to 12 inches
Width
1 to 2 feet
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: various shades of pink, red and white bicolor; fragrant
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Well suited to southeastern U.S. gardens
  • Deadhead (shear) spent flowers for additional flowering
  • Dense spreading mat of attractive blue-grey foliage
  • Will not survive in wet winter soils
Problems
Crown rot in poorly draining soils
Varieties
  • Bath's Pink - pink, better selection for southern gardens
  • Petite - dwarf, 3 to 4 inches tall, pink flowers
  • Oakington - double pink flowers
  • La Bourboule - deeply fringed petals, fragrant
  • Tiny Rubies - double dark pink flowers, 4 inches tall

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