Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) in the Dianthus Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 - 30 inches
Fruit: Other: Small capsules containing numerous seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Deep pink with white speckles.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 15, 2012 3:01 PM

Beauty of flower revealed by a close up inspection; Half inch wide flowers have rose colored petals w/ white speckles and toothed margins.
Wildflower in Illinois found scattered throughout the state. Found in old fields, pastures, along roadsides and railroad right of ways.
Native of Europe; common name refers to Deptford, England. Deptford is now a part of London.

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