Pink

Dianthus amurensis

Pink - Dianthus amurensis

Common Name: Pink
Genus: Dianthus
Species: amurensis

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: average

    A spreading mat-forming pink that produces bright green leaves and single flat mauve flowers in late summer.  Each flower has five petals with serrated edges and a maroon stripe around the centre. Although this dianthus is short-lived it is long-flowering. Traditionally associated with rock gardens it looks equally at home at the front of a sunny or alpine border or softening the edges of a gravel garden. Deadheading regularly will help encourage more flowers and keep the plant looking tidy.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering.

Similar Plants:


'Fusilier' Alpine Carnation - Dianthus  'Fusilier'

'Fusilier' Alpine Carnation
Dianthus 'Fusilier'

Pink - Dianthus  'Doris'

Pink
Dianthus 'Doris'

Pink - Dianthus  'Warden Hybrid'

Pink
Dianthus 'Warden Hybrid'