Dianthus deltoides – Maiden Pink

Dianthus deltoides - Maiden Pink

Planted in 2005 under the pine, at edge of drive on hill.

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Genus: Dianthus

Species: deltoides

Type: Perennial

Height: under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color: Pink Red White/Near White

Foliage: Evergreen

Soil pH from: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Soil pH to: 8.6 to 9.0 (highly alkaline)

Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Otherdetails: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Planted: 2005

Updated: 2008

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