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botanical name:
Dianthus myrtinervius
Dianthus myrtinervius © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pink
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.05m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Dense mat-forming habit with small green leaves. Numerous small dark pink flowers with pale centres, held just above the foliage in summer.

cultivation:
Very well drained soil and full sun. Dislikes high humidity. Drought tolerant once established.
Deadhead to tidy and prolong flowering.

usage:
Scree, gravel and alpine gardens.

other notes:
From the Balkans, Macedonia and Northern Greece.

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