(Maiden Pink, Shrimp Maiden Pink)
Maiden Pink is a low-growing, mat-forming perennial native to Europe and Asia. It produces solitary small pink or red flowers on a thick mat of dark green foliage, making it an attractive ground cover and an excellent choice for a rock garden or the front of a mixed border. The Shrimp variety has small, delicate vividly colored crimson-scarlet colored flowers. It performs best in full sun a well drained alkaline soil, but will tolerate partial shade and poor soils. A prolific self-seeder, volunteer...
The delicate, lacy flowers of 'Zing Rose' are rick rose pink with darker red halos. This super short, mat-forming perennial originates from Western Europe and Asia where is resides on rocky ground and open grasslands. It produces a carpet of flowers that rise from short, slender stems. The blooms are lightly fragrant, attractive to bees and butterflies and shine above the thick mat of fine, dense, dark blue-green foliage with bronzy hues.
Maiden pink performs best in full sun and porous well-drained...
(Maiden Pink, Zing Salmon Maiden Pink)
Maiden Pink is a low-growing, mat-forming perennial native to Europe and Asia. It produces solitary small pink or red flowers on a thick mat of dark green foliage, making it an attractive ground cover and an excellent choice for a rock garden or the front of a mixed border. Zing Salmon flowers are an intense salmon color and maintain a compact growth habit. It performs best in full sun a well drained alkaline soil, but will tolerate partial shade and poor soils. A prolific self-seeder, volunteer...
(Firewitch Cheddar Pinks, Firewitch Dianthus)
This vibrant cheddar pink is a popular bedding perennial that was named the Perennial Plant of the Year in 2006 by the Perennial Plant Association. It is distinguished by its long bloom time, fine flower color and vigorous, floriferous nature. Plants may bloom for two weeks or in flushes across three or four months.
The pretty and easy 'Firewitch' forms low, dense mounds of gleaming gray-green, grassy foliage that is evergreen. In late spring to early summer, it becomes covered with single stems...
Delicate and fleeting on their own, the light yellow flowers of the hairy garden pink or yellow dianthus are a curiousity, evoking a meadow wildflower aesthetic. A small, tufted herbaceous perennial that sends up tall, thin flower stems in summer, it is native to the highlands of Hungary in southcentral Europe.
The narrow green to slightly gray-gren leaves look like needles and are on held upon upright, four-sided stems. In early or midsummer, thin stems lightly branch to hold a small cluster...
(Dianthus, Yellow Harmony Pink)
‘Yellow Harmony’ features unique flowers of pale, creamy yellow which bloom atop slender, branched stems in summer. A selection of a species native to the highlands of Yugoslavia and Hungary, it offers larger flowers and tidier, more upright growth than its parent. Its single, fringed blossoms are borne on airy stems emerging from basal tufts of narrow, pointed, blue-green leaves, and bloom from late spring to midsummer. The flowers bear little to no fragrance, and tend to be more deeply colored...
(Albanian Pink, Mountain Pink Dianthus)
The fine, blue-green foliage of Albanian pink provides a beautiful foil to its summer display of flowers. This diminutive, mat-forming perennial hails from the Balkan Peninsula of southeastern Europe. It forms a dense, evergreen tuft of needle-like leaves topped with many small, brilliant, dark-pink flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers bloom on short stems just above the foliage and attract bees and butterflies.
Grow this gem of a perennial in full to part sun and gritty, sharply...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Clove Pinks, Cottage Pinks)
The original cottage pink of yore, Dianthus plumarius is today rarely grown in its natural, wild form. A tall, wispy, clump-forming herbaceous perennial native to eastern Europe, the cottage pink has been cultivated for centuries and is the prominent "old-fashioned" species used for the development of modern day garden pinks.
The gray-green leaves grow in a loose matted clump that can spread quite wide. In the warmth of summer, tall stems sky upward from the foliage and reveal paired...
The fragrant, white blossoms of ‘Albiflorus’ cottage pinks add brilliances to the early summer garden. The fringed, spice-scented flowers of this seed-grown strain bloom from late spring to midsummer. They rise on slender stems from spreading, evergreen clumps of linear, blue-green leaves, and may attract small bees and butterflies.
Like most cottage pinks, ‘Albiflorus' grows and flowers best in full to part sun and average, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Avoid overwatering and soggy...