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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
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.

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

Root division in spring or cuttings in late summer.

Useful rockery plant.

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