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James H. Schutte
DIANTHUS 'Pike's Pink'
Dianthus, Pike's Pink Dianthus
The small, numerous flowers of ‘Pikes Pink’ are fully double, soft pink and sweetly fragrant. This low, spreading perennial is easy to grow if given the right growing conditions and ideal for sunny rock gardens and border edges.
This charming evergreen perennial forms a low, spreading mound of linear, almost grassy gray-green foliage. In late spring to early summer it becomes covered with a carpet of double pink flowers. Each gem of a bloom has sharply pinked petal edges and stands erect on a short, sturdy stem. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies and are pungently fragrant.
Grow 'Pike's Pink' in full to partial sun and gritty, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Offering good drought resistance, it is intolerant of soggy conditions and may rot if overwatered. Prompt removal of faded flower stems encourages reblooming. The tidy, compact habit of ‘Pike’s Pink’ makes it a fine choice for edging or accent in a rockery or alpine trough. It is also suitable for massing as a small-scale groundcover in well-drained locations.
8 - 1
4 - 8
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
3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Pink, Light Pink
Blue Green, Gray Green
Blue Green, Gray Green, Gray
Alpine, Container, Cutflower, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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