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Dianthus plumarius

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: plumarius (ploo-MAH-ree-us) (Info)

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


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:
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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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral kerrystack On Feb 8, 2010, kerrystack from Lakewood, OH wrote:

Trying these from seed this year. We'll see how it goes. Eventually they'll be out in a zone 5 garden.

Positive Gindee77 On Jun 1, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have dianthus in my flower boxes on the deck and spring just wouldn't be the same without them. I love that they are so hardy, I have even taken pictures of them still in bloom on December 24th in zone 5!!

Neutral Terry On Mar 12, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Height: 18-24"
Spacing: 12"
Light: Full sun
Hardiness: Zones 3-8
Pronunciation: die-ANTH-us pluu-MAR-ee-us

Cottage Pinks have been cultivated for centuries, and are used in developing the modern hybrids. Flowers are spicily fragrant in rose, pink or white with single or double flowers (lightly to heavily fringed.) Bloom in late spring and summer, they are a mainstay of the cottage garden providing an attractive edging for peonies or roses.


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

Toney, Alabama
Elk Grove, California
Hesperia, California
Richmond, California
Panama City, Florida
Barnesville, Georgia
Hampton, Illinois
Westbrook, Maine
West Dummerston, Vermont
Poulsbo, Washington

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