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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 - 8 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 15 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Blue-green, Silvery blue
Flowers: Showy
Other: Clove-scented
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 1994 Georgia Gold Medal Winner


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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Jan 19, 2012 7:52 PM

I used to grow 'Bath's Pink', but dug it up and got rid of it, because it spread more than I wanted it to. I was growing Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch' at the same time and it didn't spread nearly as much as 'Bath's Pink' did. Both were in 4" pots when I planted them the same year. I can't remember how much space 'Bath's Pink' took up at this time, but I remember it did and why I got rid of it. I didn't and don't have the space for it in my gardens.

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Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 21, 2013 7:22 PM

This plant spreads, but not in a chaotic way.
It's very easy to keep it in check by yearly removing outer bits with a spade.

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