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PlantFiles: Cheddar Pink
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Bath's Pink'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: gratianopolitanus (grat-ee-an-oh-pol-it-AH-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Bath's Pink

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

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:

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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6 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JonthanJ On Jun 17, 2010, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:

Go for really good drainage. Gallon pots buried to the rim in pit run gravel have done very well for me, spreading out to make yard wide mats of foliage with lots of spring flowers.

Positive berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Short 8 - Plant 15" apart. Sweet clove scent. Single pink blossoms show a magenta inner ring with ripped outer petals. Forms spreading low mound of blue green quills. Tolerates high heat and humidity.

Positive Lady_fern On Oct 19, 2006, Lady_fern from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

The blue-green needle-like foliage is attractive all season. The flowers make a sea of pink in late spring. They're great cut flowers!

It spreads about 8" each year, but is very easy to keep in bounds because the outward growth doesn't put down roots right away and is easily snipped back. If you want more, just take the trimmings and stick them in the ground!

Positive missgarney On May 23, 2006, missgarney from Cullowhee, NC (Zone 6b) wrote:

Exuberant and prolonged blooming with this plant in a dry-stack-stone-edged raised bed; green and attractive all year long; swarming with butterflies when in full bloom; very easy to grow here in zone 6B and worth it just to have the winter greenery, let alone flowers.

Positive BUFFY690 On May 8, 2005, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Great plant great growing habit. Sweet fragrance. Highly reccommend a try.

Positive Magwar On Apr 16, 2005, Magwar from Royston, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Growing along an embankment and doing excellent. Tip: a little bit of fertilizer goes a long way with this variety. Works well as a ground cover as well.

Neutral victorgardener On Dec 22, 2004, victorgardener from Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Bloomed better after adding lime.


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

Gadsden, Alabama
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Kiowa, Colorado
New Haven, Connecticut
Bear, Delaware
Braselton, Georgia
Royston, Georgia
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Logansport, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Pikesville, Maryland
Bronx, New York
Yorktown Heights, New York
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Chiloquin, Oregon
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Haltom City, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Marion, Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia
Suffolk, Virginia
West Point, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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