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Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Common Name(s):
Cheddar pink
Cultivar(s):
Firewitch
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Dianthus gratianopolitanus is a species belonging to the Caryophyllaceae family. It is a herbaceous perennial blooming from May to June. Flowers are fragrant and rose pink. Grows best in full sun, and has medium water requirements.  Overwatering or poor drainage leads to crown rot, and they do not tolerate wet winter soil conditions.  This plant is moderately salt tolerant.

Dianthus gratianopolitanus provides masses of color and good contrast for the rock garden or small border front. Good edging plant. Dense mats may be grown together to form an interesting ground cover. May also be grown on difficult sites such as stone walls.

Season:
spring
Height:
.5-1 ft.
Flower Color:
Pink
Hardiness:
perennial
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Dry
Regions:
4-8
Origin:
Western and central Europe
Tags:
salt tolerant

NCCES plant id: 3340

Dianthus gratianopolitanus Flowers
Chipmunk-1, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Dianthus gratianopolitanus Flower detail
Nick Fullerton, CC BY - 2.0
Dianthus gratianopolitanus Flowers and foliage
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