Tall stems with feathered flowers ranging from white to red that dance in the summers breeze.
These have to be on of the best flowers in the dianthus range. Each pot we sell has three young plants in it to produce a multitoned cluster. Ideally grown in free draining soils from borders to alpine rock gardens its a delight to see with the flowers dancing in the wind.
This is quite a tall lanky plant so you might need to support it. Very worthwhile garden plant. Trim back old flower heads to get lots more. Can be cut back quite hard as it will reshoot easily.
Common Name: Chinese pink
Life Cycle: perennial
Foliage: linear / lanceolate
Basic Colour: ( mixed )
Flower Colour: red / purple / pink / white
Natural Flowering: May – July
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 35cm
Soil Requirements: average / dry / well-drained / sandy
Soil ph: alkaline / neutral
Location: container / rock garden / Mediterranean
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant / attracts butterflies
Pruning: deadhead to encourage further blooms
Tolerates: drought tolerant