Dianthus
Dianthus monspessulanus

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: monspessulanus (monz-pess-yoo-LAN-us) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 4, 2008, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

This is a dianthus with rather unkempt-looking mauve-pink flowers and narrow green foliage to about 4" tall; hardy in zone 3 and blooms throughout the season. The extraordinary thing about it is the intense perfumy fragrance, which is entirely unlike the usual clove-spicy dianthus fragrance.