Plant ID forum: Small grassy plant with purple flowers

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Teaisfortiff
Mar 31, 2018 10:28 AM CST
Hi plant friends!

Driving around the neighborhood I spotted this plant I really liked, the one behind the feathergrass with the small purple flowers. What is it?

(Apologies for the poor picture, i didnt want to look like a creep taking a picture of someone's front yard🤣)

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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Mar 31, 2018 10:32 AM CST
Looks like it might be a Dianthus to me. No idea what variety though. You might check out local nurseries & big box stores to see if any of them sell something similar.
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Teaisfortiff
Mar 31, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Thank you so much!! Hurray!
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greene
Mar 31, 2018 10:39 AM CST
Teaisfortiff said:...didnt want to look like a creep taking a picture of someone's front yard🤣)


Rather than apologize for poor photo quality, why not just knock on the door and let the people know that you like their plant and would be interested to know more about it? Most folks I know are only too happy to talk about their plants. Shrug!

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Teaisfortiff
Mar 31, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Good point, shoulda done that! D'Oh! doh!
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greene
Mar 31, 2018 12:33 PM CST
Back when I had a really pretty yard, I was always flattered when people knocked on the door to ask about my plants. You may make someone very happy. Or not. Give it a try.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Danita
Mar 31, 2018 12:49 PM CST
It looks like it could be,
Cheddar Pink (Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Bath's Pink')
Some Dianthus don't do well in the heat and humidity of the south, but 'Bath's Pink' is a proven performer. Another good cultivar for the south is,
Dianthus (Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch)
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Teaisfortiff
Mar 31, 2018 1:03 PM CST
Thank you!! I love the look of the Firewitch- such a bold, sassy looking plant! 💁🏻‍♀️

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