Feld pink

Dianthus cruentus

Feld pink - Dianthus cruentus

Common Name: Feld pink
Genus: Dianthus
Species: cruentus

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.15 m (15 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, Red, White
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June to August

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

A lovely little alpine which is a native of the Balkans. The upright flower stems bear clusters of pinky-red to almost white flowers in late spring and summer. These bob happily above the long bluish-green evergreen foliage. It is easy to grow and the bees and butterflies will love you for it.

  • Garden care: Dianthus should be trimmed back lightly after flowering to promote new basal growth. Prune more closely in spring as new shoots emerge to maintain a tidy shape.

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