Common Name: Cheddar Pinks Dianthus G. Firewitch

Height:7.0-8.0 Inches

Spread:12.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8,9

 

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 NeedsAverage 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 ButterfliesBee Friendly

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed HeadsEvergreen

 

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:Patio ContainerEclecticRock Garden

Other Features:Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerDrought TolerantEasy To GrowEdgingFragrant FlowersFragrant FoliageMass PlantingSalt 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.