JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Alpine Dianthus, Little Boy Blue Alpine Dianthus)
The Dianthus Allwoodii group comprises numerous semi-evergreen, cushion-forming perennials resulting from crossing Dianthus pulmaris (cottage pink) with perpetual-flowering carnations. The cultivar 'Little Boy Blue' bears many clove-scented, frilly white flowers with pink eyes in late spring and early summer above mounds of grassy, blue-green leaves. Sporadic rebloom may occur in summer and early fall.
Preferring full sun and well-drained, neutral soil, this pink is well suited to rock gardens,...
(Cheddar Pink, Mountain Mist Cheddar Pink)
The fragrant, frilly, smoky pink flowers of ‘Mountain Mist’ are complimented by its bluish gray-green foliage. It has an old-fashioned look ideal for cottage gardens or colorful rock gardens.
This hybrid perennial forms a dense spreading mound of waxy, almost grassy, leaves. From late spring to midsummer, it becomes covered with lots of fine branched stems with semi-double soft smoky pink flowers with jagged pinked edges. Deadheading will keep the plants looking clean. 'Mountain Mist' may rebloom...
Blooms of Bressingham
(Dianthus, Oakington Dianthus)
Clove-scented, semi-double, lavender-pink flowers cover ‘Oakington’ in abundance in late spring. This Blooms of Bressingham introduction has an old-fashioned look ideal for cottage gardens or sunny perennial borders.
Its neat mounds of blue-green strappy leaves are evergreen and look clean and pretty all year around. From late spring to midsummer, it offers waves of short, upright, branched stems topped with fragrant, pink flowers. The semi-double blooms look like small carnations and are great...
(Dianthus, Old Spice Dianthus)
The favorite, old-fashioned ‘Old Spice’ has charming, extremely fragrant, salmon to coral-pink flowers. This hybrid perennial has a pretty cottage garden look and is easy to grow if given the right conditions.
Like most pinks, ‘Old Spice’ offers mounds of silvery blue, linear leaves that are evergreen. From late spring into midsummer, its branched, upright stems carry fragrant, fully double blossoms of salmon to coral-pink with jagged edges. The blooms look like small carnations and are great...
James H. Schutte
(Dianthus, Pike's Pink Dianthus)
The small, numerous flowers of ‘Pikes Pink’ are fully double, soft pink and sweetly fragrant. This low, spreading perennial is easy to grow if given the right growing conditions and ideal for sunny rock gardens and border edges.
This charming evergreen perennial forms a low, spreading mound of linear, almost grassy gray-green foliage. In late spring to early summer it becomes covered with a carpet of double pink flowers. Each gem of a bloom has sharply pinked petal edges and stands erect on...
(Dianthus, Pinks, Raspberry Parfait Pink)
China pink ‘Raspberry Parfait’ creates a show-stopping display with its striking raspberry red and light pink flowers which resemble small bullseyes. A member of the Super Parfait Series, it forms a rounded mound of linear, somewhat grass-like, blue-green foliage. Numerous single, lightly fragrant flowers appear on short, sturdy stems from late spring through midsummer. Each flower is light pink with petals edged in dark pink, and bears a distinct, central “eye” of raspberry red.
Blooms of Bressingham
(Dianthus, Rosish One Dianthus)
Hybrid border pink ‘Rosish One’ bears fragrant, double flowers whose rosy-magenta petals are crisply edged with white. They appear from late spring through midsummer atop compact, spreading mounds of linear, grasslike, silvery green foliage. The colorful blossoms are held singly on sturdy, upright stems, and are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Grow this charming small perennial in full to part sun and fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Offering good drought resistance,...
(Dianthus, Pinks, Snowfire Pink)
Winner of the All-America Selections award in 1978, China pink ‘Snowfire’ produces drifts of large, single white flowers with bright, rose-red centers. The lightly fragrant blossoms appear from late spring throughout summer atop compact mounds of linear, grasslike, green foliage. They are held singly on short, sturdy stems, and are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Valued for their colorful, prolific flowers, China pinks are short-lived perennials which are commonly treated as annuals. Plant...
(Dianthus, Velvet and Lace Dianthus)
The striking bicolor flowers of ‘Velvet and Lace’ are among the prettiest and most unique of China pinks. Blooming from late spring through midsummer, the sweetly fragrant, semi-double flowers are deep, velvety maroon with petal edges crisply edged in white. They are borne atop compact mounds of linear, grasslike, blue-green foliage, and may attract bees and butterflies.
Valued for their colorful, prolific flowers, China pinks are short-lived perennials which are commonly treated as annuals....
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Plants in the Dianthus Allwoodii group are compact, semi-evergreen, cushion-forming perennials resulting from crossing Dianthus plumarius (cottage pink) with perpetual-flowering carnations. This cross produced a beautiful array of double flowers in shades of white, pink, and red. Tufts of narrow, gray-green leaves are almost hidden by masses of fragrant flowers in late spring and early summer. Deadheading will encourage sporadic rebloom in summer and early fall.
This dianthus does best in full...