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PlantFiles: Sand Pink
Dianthus arenarius

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

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive wolfraven 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 placands 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 poppysue 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.

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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