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Alpine Pink

Dianthus alpinus

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

15cm

5cm

Min

5cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

More images of Alpine Pink

Some pink Dianthus alpinus flowers in the wild
A close up of some pink Dianthus alpinus flowers in the wild
A close up of a pink Dianthus alpinus flower in the wild
A close up of two pink Dianthus alpinus flowers in the wild
Some pink Dianthus alpinus flowers on a plant

Alpine Pink Overview

Dianthus alpinus is a small evergreen perennial that forms cushions of grey-green, linear leaves. In summer it produces fragrant rose-pink flowers with fantastic fringed edges.

Common problems with Alpine Pink

Can suffer from wilt and a virus.

How to harvest Alpine Pink

Flowers can be taken for floral arrangements however the stems are not the longest.

How to propagate Alpine Pink

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in early summer

Layering

Peg down long stems and cover a section with earth. Roots should appear within a season and then the plantlet can be removed.

Seed

Special features of Alpine Pink

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

It's spreading habit helps it to cover banks and slopes, a roof terrace or act as edging of garden borders.

Other uses of Alpine Pink

This plant suits being included in almost all types of gardens which have dry areas.