Flower Color:Pink shades
Foliage Color:Blue shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Average Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime:Early SummerEarly Fall
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads, Evergreen
Garden Style:Patio ContainerEclecticRock Garden
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant
Origin:Not Native to North America
Shocking magenta-pink, upward-facing blooms which exude the scent of cloves appear in masses above silvery-blue mats of evergreen foliage. Each of the 5 petals have serrated edges, looking as if they have been trimmed with pinking shears, hence the common name 'Pinks'. If deadheaded, this species will flower heaviest in early summer and again in fall.
Cheddar Pinks are native to Cheddar Gorge, England, the same town which is famous for its cheddar cheese.