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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 10 -15 cm
Plant Spread: 30-40 cm
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Maiden Pink
  • Dianthus

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Location: Botanical Garden Cologne (Germany)
Date: 2017-08-19
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-05-31
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-06-12
 8:56 am.  Tiny blossoms can create a colourful impact.
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Location: Gent, Belgium
Date: 2014-06-21
Along the road, together with Galium verum
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-05-31
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-07-18
Location: Botanical Garden Cologne (Germany)
Date: 2017-08-19
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2010-08-23
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2010-08-23

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: Botanical Garden Utrecht
Date: 2017-09-24
Location: Gent, Belgium
Date: 2014-06-20
Along the road, with other wildflowers.
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-07-14

Date: 2008-07-02
Credit Peter Hanegraaf

Date: 2015-07-12
Credit Peter Hanegraaf
Location: Mason, New Hampshire (zone 5b)
Date: 2012
We grow several Dianthus.  This is our Maiden Pink.

Photo courtesy of: Jose Vicente Ferrandez
Location: Bilder ur Nordens Flora Stockholm 1917-1926
Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856–1928)
Location: Botanical Garden Cologne (Germany)
Photo by purpleinopp

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: June
credit: John Cameron
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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On January 28, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s
antsinmypants On May 31, 2023 Bloomed
Red ones bloomed.
antsinmypants On May 18, 2022 Plant emerged
White plants emerged.
antsinmypants On May 18, 2022 Plant emerged
Red plants emerged.
antsinmypants On April 11, 2022 Seeds sown
Planted white in flower pot near bear. Laugh.
antsinmypants On April 11, 2022 Seeds sown
Planted red in flower pot by bear.
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