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Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Light'

Flashing Light Maiden Pinks

Pinks

Comments

Vigorous and free flowering, this selection features lovely frilly crimson blooms with deep red center rings, spreading across a low growing mat of green foliage; drought tolerant and easy to grow, ideal for rock gardens, borders or used as groundcover

Description

Vigorous and free flowering, this selection features lovely frilly crimson blooms with deep red center rings, spreading across a low growing mat of green foliage; drought tolerant and easy to grow, ideal for rock gardens, borders or used as groundcover

Landscape Attributes

Flashing Light Maiden Pinks is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Flashing Light Maiden Pinks is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Flashing Light Maiden Pinks will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

2a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 inches (8 inches with the flowers)

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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