Mat forming grey foliage with pink flowers.
These plants are great for poor soils that are dry in summer as they produce long taper roots that will find their own water source. We have grown these in all areas of the garden and can say that poor soils are best as richer substrate can lead to straggly plants that flower well, but are untidy. Best in the border, crevice, alpine rock garden and containers.
This plant does like to spread a bit but can be cut back if it roams too far. Cut off old flowers to get more. In winter just trim back old flowers.
Common Name: Cheddar pink
Life Cycle: perennial
Foliage: linear / lanceolate
Basic Colour: ( pink )
Flower Colour: pink / red / white
Natural Flowering: May – July
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 25cm
Soil Requirements: average / dry / well-drained / sandy
Soil ph: alkaline / neutral
Location: container / rock garden / Mediterranean
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant / attracts butterflies
Pruning: cut back hard to tidy when necessary in growing season
Tolerates: drought tolerant
Origin: Western – Central Europe