5 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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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
Take softwood cuttings in early summer
Peg down long stems and cover a section with earth. Roots should appear within a season and then the plantlet can be removed.
Special features of Alpine Pink
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.