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DIANTHUS deltoides 'Shrimp'

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS deltoides 'Shrimp'

Plant Common Name

Maiden Pink, Shrimp Maiden Pink

Special Notice

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General Description

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 plants can pose a slight nuisance in the garden.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 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

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Crimson, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes