Sand Pink
Dianthus arenarius

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: arenarius (ar-en-AR-ee-us) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Ester, Alaska

Richmond, California

Santa Clara, California

Sonoma, California

Westbrook, Maine

Hilton, New York

Ashland, Oregon

Cave Junction, Oregon

Gladstone, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 17, 2011, wolfraven from Ester, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

This little plant has come back year after year in my rock garden with virtually no care and little soil. It has self-seeded in a tiny crevice in the rocks and is very happy. In bloom, it looks like white rain...lovely

Positive

On Jun 27, 2011, placands from Hilton, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant has been in my garden for many years. Comes back year after year. No fuss.

Neutral

On Mar 12, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Sand pinks form a dense clump of slender grassy green foliage. In mid summer it produces fragrant, 1-inch white flowers with deeply fringed petals. Plants prefer a sandy well-drained soil in full sun but will tolerate afternoon shade.