Dianthus superbus

Pink - Dianthus superbus

Common Name: Pink
Genus: Dianthus
Species: superbus

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.20 m (20 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

  • Rate of growth: average

The mid green linear leaves form a low mat of foliage from which slender stems grow first outwards and then upwards bearing one or two scented flowers. The pink or purple petals have deeply dissected edges which give them a spidery quality. It is one of the taller Dianthus which will thrive in dry soils in full sun.

Garden care: Deadheading as soon as the flowers have faded will help encourage more to come.

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