2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Maiden Pink Overview
Dianthus deltoides is an evergreen perennial with a mat-forming growth habit. It produces narrow, grey-green foliage and showy, scented flowers with 5 wide petals in the summer. The petals have distinctive toothed margins, creating a frilly effect. Flower colours include shades of pink, red and white. Typically this species blooms at a height of around 20cm. Although it is perennial, they are more often grown as biennial plants as they are relatively short-lived. Grows best in neutral to slightly alkaline, well-draining soil in full sun. This is lovely planted in a rock garden or along the edge of a border.
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How to propagate Maiden Pink
Propagate perennials by layering or from cuttings in summer; annuals and biennials from seed in autumn or early spring.
Special features of Maiden Pink
Mat-forming growth habit lends to groundcover planting.
Other uses of Maiden Pink
Rock garden, container, border, edging, fragrance, wall or trellis