Scientific Name: Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Common Name: cheddar pink
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Mounded
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Linear, Ciliate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers paired, Magenta, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep
Key ID Features:
Forms a very dense, silverish mound or mat; leaves opposite, linear, most 2-4cm long x 2-4mm wide, glaucous, bluish to greyish-green, margins entire to finely ciliate; cymes with a few florets 2-3cm wide, petals bright pink, may appear torn on the tips, often with more central darker marking that forms a ring.