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Pinks Dianthus plumarius

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Pinks:

Phonetic Spelling
dy-AN-thus ploo-MAY-ree-us
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This plant has poison characteristics. Causes low toxicity only if eaten.  Skin irritation is minor or lasting only for a few minutes.

A perennial herb with narrow leaves that are often gray with a waxy feel. Flowers are 5-parted, often fragrant, pink-lilac, pink-purple or white. Center of clump may thin out with time.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#butterflies#evergreen#fragrant flowers#playground#cpp#children's garden#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#butterflies#evergreen#fragrant flowers#playground#cpp#children's garden#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dianthus
    Species:
    plumarius
    Family:
    Caryophyllaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Often found as a houseplant or interior scape. Also, as florist plants. Landscape in a flower garden as a herbaceous perennial.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Fragrance
    Edibility:
    Poisonous
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Seed is in the form of grain and propagated by division
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Wheel
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Solitary, fragrant 1 in. flowers in May to July; rose, purple and/or white; deeply cut, fringed petals
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Grasslike, gray-green leaves, 1-4 in. long; finely toothed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    No reports of ingestion. Skin irritation reported from contact with clove pinks.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Triterpenoid saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves