General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3 inches
Plant Spread: Will slowly grow to 3 feet across
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: Best germination if seeds are sown fresh.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Layering is best in mid summer. Cuttings should be started in summer also, from non flowering stems.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Dianthus

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Location: Botanical Garden of Utrecht
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-05-04
purchased as cultivar D. subacaulis  'Tight Blue'
Location: Botanical Garden of Utrecht
Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Date: 2019-07-29

Photo courtesy of Truls Jensen and Emma Elliott of Wild Ginger Fa

Photo courtesy of Truls Jensen and Emma Elliott of Wild Ginger Fa
Location: Botanical Garden Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Date: 2016-06-30
The label said D. subacaulis, but I have doubts

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