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DIANTHUS deltoides 'Flashing Light'
Flashing Light Maiden Pink, Maiden Pink
The delicate, lacy flowers of ‘Flashing Light’ are vibrant scarlet red with very dark 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 purple hues.
Maiden pink performs best in full sun and porous well-drained soil that’s neutral to alkaline. Once established, it will tolerate periods of drought. Its spent buds should be sheared back to keep plants looking clean and attractive. If left uncut, plants will self-sow lightly. Rock gardens and sunny border edges are the best spots for this tough and lovely perennial. It is also ideal for trough gardens and looks great cascading over stone walls.
10 - 1
3 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Purple, Blue Green, Dark Green
Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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