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botanical name:
Dianthus 'Starry Eyes'
Dianthus 'Starry Eyes' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Alpine Pink
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.10m
width: 0.25m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Freely produced, scented flowers with deeply fringed white petals and magenta centres, from June to September. Neat compact mounds of crisp grey-green foliage.
Similar to, but better than, Dianthus 'Dainty Dame. More reliable and with larger flowers.

cultivation:
Requires very well drained soil and full sun.
Deadhead to prolong flowering.

propagation:
By cuttings (known as pipings)

usage:
Rock, scree and alpine gardens and containers.

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