Carthusian pink

Dianthus carthusianorum

Carthusian pink - Dianthus carthusianorum

Common Name: Carthusian pink
Genus: Dianthus
Species: carthusianorum

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

A tall pink with small single magenta flowers above narrow grassy green foliage. Hailing from the alpine meadows of central and southeast Europe with pretty pink  flowers throughout the summer it thrives in dry sunny sites and alkaline soils. Try it among ornamental grasses or to bring cheery summer colour to a meadow. Deadheading regularly will help encourage more flowers.

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


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