PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Cheddar pink
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Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Summer
Height 4-8in/10-20cm
Light preference Full sun
Soil preference Any reasonable soil, free-draining
Sowing time/depth Late-winter/early spring, Barely cover
With its low-growing mat of grey-green foliage studded and fragrant pink flowers with finely toothed petals, this is a perfect plant for an alpine bed or anywhere warm and tending to dryness. The foliage habit and colour can be a little variable, sometimes a little less or more grey-green and sometimes shorter or taller, but never more than a few inches high. Similarly, the flowers will be of lighter or darker pinks and may or may not have a darker ring. All are very pretty and reward with flowers the whole summer through.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Best sown very shallowly in pots outside in late winter or early spring, as germination is more successful when subjected to some cold. Pot on seedlings and grow on in individual pots to plant out in late spring. The plants should flower in their first year.
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