Albanian Pinks
Dianthus myrtinervius

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: myrtinervius (mer-tin-er-vee-us) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Munsonville, New Hampshire

Hope Valley, Rhode Island

Knoxville, Tennessee

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 10, 2004, cinemike from CREZIERES
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a very variable plant. In some situations it stays tiny (just a few inches across) while other times it spreads almost without limit.
It is definitely a lovely addition to the rock garden.