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Cottage Pink, Feathered Pink, Garden Pink, Grass Pink
Dianthus plumarius 'Rose de Mai'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: plumarius (ploo-MAH-ree-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose de Mai
Additional cultivar information:(aka Rose du Mai)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California

Sonoma, California

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Adamstown, Maryland

Randolph, New Jersey

Zanesville, Ohio

Charlottesville, Virginia

Weyers Cave, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 29, 2010, Zeppy from Shenandoah Valley, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

So lovely. Nice reclining habit, gorgeous and constant blooms that glow across the yard and perfume the surrounding area.

Positive

On May 23, 2008, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

One of my favorite dianthus! Easy to please. Spreads into a nice evergreen mat. A handful of blooms in a vase fragrance a room. Keep it deadheaded and it'll bloom for an extended time. Blooms tend to lay rather than be upright. For this reason, it looks good draped over a garden wall.