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botanical name:
Dianthus deltoides
Dianthus deltoides © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Maiden Pink
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.20m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: blue-green
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
description:
Spreading, mat forming habit. Narrow dark green leaves. Numerous small flowers on upright stems, white, pink or red often with darker eyes, produced in late spring to summer.

cultivation:
Very well drained, poor alkaline soil and an open sunny location.

propagation:
Root division in spring or cuttings in late summer.

usage:
Useful rockery plant.

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