Mountain Mist Dianthus
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Mountain Mist'
Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
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|Lore||The carnation-like fragrance shared by the entire Dianthus family contributes to the popularity of these small perennials.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growth 6 to 12 inches tall, 12 inches wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Gift Plant, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.|
|Companion Plants||This 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