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DIANTHUS (Allwoodii Alpinus Group)

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Ernst Benary® Inc.

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS( Allwoodii Alpinus Group)

Plant Common Name

Cottage Pinks

General Description

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 sun and well-drained soils in any rock garden, border front, edging, or container.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8"-15" / 20.3cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Light Pink, Rose, Dark Red, Orange Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor, Multi-Color, Striped

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green, Gray Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green, Gray Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green, Gray Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green, Gray Green, Silver

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Edging, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No