2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Cheddar Pink Overview
Dianthus gratianopolitanus is also known by the common names chedder pink, cliff pink, clove pink, mountain pink and sweet pink. It is an evergreen perennial with a mat-forming habit. Foliage is narrow, grey-green in colour and this plant typically doesn't grow more than half a metre tall or wide. It is mainly cultivated for its attractive, scented, pink-purple flowers, which are produced in clusters at the ends of stems. Flowers measure approximately 2cm across and petals are toothed along their margins, creating a frilly, rough-edged effect. Deadheading is recommended to encourage a branching habit and repeat flowering.
How to propagate Cheddar Pink
Propagate perennials by layering or from cuttings in summer; annuals and biennials from seed in autumn or early spring.
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Other uses of Cheddar Pink
Border, rock garden, wall or trellis.
Attractive blooms make nice cut flowers.