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Wild Pink

Dianthus albens

Full Sun
Easy care


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Dianthus albens flowers
Dianthus albens shrubs

Wild Pink Overview

Many people think of Dianthus or carnations as cut flowers from places in Europe and very little is known about our very own indigenous species. Although the indigenous species do not compare in size or colour to their European relatives, they make an interesting and pretty addition to any South African garden. Providing mounds of pink flowers when most plants are going off, Dianthus albens makes quite a show.

Special features of Wild Pink

Attracts bees