Border Pinks (Dianthus gratianopolitanus)

Example of approximately what these plants look like when shipped. See the eighth photograph of any plant to see a photo of what it looks like when shipped.
Dianthus gratianopolitanus offers wonderful evergreen foliage in a gray-green shade and absolutely fabulous, often fragrant blossoms that cover the plant in a shockingly pleasing show of color for an extended period. It is an outstanding groundcover, particularly on dry slopes.

Gardeners don't just collect varieties of Dianthus for their flowers, though. When many plants are placed together, the low-growing foliage creates a pool of deep blue when not in bloom. This tough, cold and drought tolerant, easy-to-grow groundcover will put up with some salt and deer will avoid it too. Its uses are endless, from borders and edging to rock gardens and along walks or paths.

Go ahead and try one; we're willing to bet you'll be back for the other varieties too!

See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
Product
Border Pinks 'Fire Star' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}
25 - 249: $5.57 each  |  250 - 999: $5.27 each
('Firestar', Cheddar Pinks) Showy, profuse, crimson red blooms with a deeper red eye and the spicy scent of cloves cover soft, grassy foliage from late spring through fall. Evergreen, 6-8" tall.
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Border Pinks 'Fire Witch' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}
25 - 249: $5.27 each  |  250 - 999: $5.07 each
('Firewitch', 'Feuerhexe') Showy, profuse, and fragrant magenta-pink blooms mid-spring to late summer. Evergreen, 5-6" tall.
In stock.
Border Pinks 'Bath's Pink' {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}
25 - 249: $5.27 each  |  250 - 999: $5.07 each
(Cheddar Pinks) Showy, profuse, and fragrant pink blooms with magenta rings cover grassy, late spring to fall. Evergreen, 4-6" tall.
In stock.
20% off Catherine's Vibrant Border: 25 Lily Turf 'Variegated' + 50 Border Pinks 'Fire Star'
On sale: $312.20
Regularly: $390.25 On Sale!
Save 20% on this stunning border package. Enough plants for 24 feet of a two-tier border that contrasts both unusual foliage and intricate blooms. For sun or part sun in zones 5/6-9.
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25% off Fragrant Sunny Mix: 25 Yarrow 'Oertel's Rose', 25 Border Pinks 'Fire Witch', 25 White Cone Flower, 25 Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme, 25 Daylily 'Stella de Oro'
On sale: $434.06
Regularly: $578.75 On Sale!
Save 25% on this popular collection of fragrant plants for sunny or partly-sunny locations.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 09/27/2021.Email when available

Specifications


General information about Dianthus:
If you need a tough, easy-to-grow groundcover for a dry slopes, border, rock garden, or as an edging along walkways or paths, this is the perfect plant for you. Need a classic groundcover that puts up with heat, humidity, cold and drought, and is moderately tolerant of salt? Again, Dianthus gratianopolitanus fits the bill! Not only that, but the deer tend to avoid her.

This sweet perennial’s evergreen, linear foliage with opposite leaves will bathe a bank in a pool of deep blue-grey hues when it isn’t in bloom, and when it is in bloom, its showy, profuse, often fragrant, five-petaled, frilled blooms cover the plant for an extended period. Because of its spreading tendency, planting in mass yields by far the most rewarding display making it a classic garden essential!

Take note, Dianthus needs a sunny site with well-drained soil, but it tolerates some shade in the afternoon. Native mainly to Europe and Asia, Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae.

Gardener Tips
Deadhead to promote continued bloom.

Consider planting close together for a quick carpet of color.

Consider planting with Lysimachia (Creeping Jenny), whose bright springy green is the perfect backdrop to the subtle hues of Dianthus’ foliage.

Interesting Facts
The name Dianthus is derived from the Greek words dios ("god") and anthos ("flower"). Its leaves are opposite, simple, and strongly glaucous, while each flower has five petals and a frilled margin.



Care
Deadheading spent flower heads is recommended to promote extended blooming.
General information that applies to all plants:
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- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away



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