Mountain Mist Dianthus

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Mountain Mist'

Green-gray leaves are covered by 1½-inch lipstick-pink flowers with showy fringed petal tips. Repeat blooms if sheared after first flush. Valued rock garden plant, as edging or masses & in troughs & pots. Essential to cottage gardens. Evergreen perennial.
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Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

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LoreThe carnation-like fragrance shared by the entire Dianthus family contributes to the popularity of these small perennials.
Average Size at MaturityFast growth 6 to 12 inches tall, 12 inches wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring
Design IdeasA traditional perennial of the English cottage gardens that steps across to the highbrow perennial border as well. Superb edging along walks and pathways. Perfectly suited to rock gardens and spilling over the top of curbs and walls. Well sized for pots, troughs and window boxes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
Companion PlantsThis charming Dianthus belongs with other cottage garden favorites such as Red Valerian, (Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'), Klaus Jiletto Stoke's Aster, (Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jelitto'), Nearly Wild Rose, (Rosa x 'Nearly Wild') and Violacea Plena Japanese Wisteria, (Wisteria floribunda 'Violacea Plena').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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