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DIANTHUS 'Little Boy Blue'( Allwoodii Alpinus Group)
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, border fronts, or containers. It needs division every 2 or 3 years to maintain its vigor.
9 - 1
5 - 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
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Light Pink, Rose, Dark Red, Orange Red
Bicolor, Multi-Color, Striped
Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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