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Carol Cloud Bailey
DIANTHUS plumarius 'Itsaul White'
Clove Pinks, Itsaul White Clove Pinks
The fringed, frilly, vanilla-scented, white flowers of ‘Itsaul White,’ a selection of border pink, provide a beautiful complement to its low tufts of silvery-blue leaves. An evergreen, clump-forming perennial, it has linear, needle-like leaves and spreads to form a dense mat of foliage. Numerous, small, fringed, semi-double flowers appear on short stems above the leaves from late spring to early summer, and may attract small butterflies.
Like most Border pinks, ‘Itsaul White’ thrives in full to part sun and average, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Avoid overwatering and soggy conditions, as these may cause stem and root decay. Prompt removal of spent flower stems encourages prolonged flowering. Plants may be divided every two to three years to maintain their vigor, and may self-sow if allowed to go to seed.
A classic staple of cottage gardens, this charming perennial is at home in rock gardens or mixed beds and borders. It is particularly lovely when combined with peonies, roses, Siberian iris, and any other early summer-blooming perennial or shrub.
9 - 1
4 - 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"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Spring, Summer, Fall
Blue Green, Gray
Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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