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DIANTHUS 'Mountain Mist'

Image of Dianthus 'Mountain Mist'

Yoder Brothers

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Mountain Mist'

Plant Common Name

Cheddar Pink, Mountain Mist Cheddar Pink

General Description

The fragrant, frilly, smoky pink flowers of ‘Mountain Mist’ are complimented by its bluish gray-green foliage. It has an old-fashioned look ideal for cottage gardens or colorful rock gardens.

This hybrid perennial forms a dense spreading mound of waxy, almost grassy, leaves. From late spring to midsummer, it becomes covered with lots of fine branched stems with semi-double soft smoky pink flowers with jagged pinked edges. Deadheading will keep the plants looking clean. 'Mountain Mist' may rebloom in early autumn.

Grow Dianthus in full to partial sun and any well-drained garden soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. They are low-maintenance and have few pest and disease problems, though overwatering can cause crown and root rot. Enjoy this in a trough or rock garden, along border edges or any garden space with highly drained soil and good light. Its blooms also make long-lasting cutflowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • 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"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, 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

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green, Gray Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green, Gray Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green, Gray Green, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes