Plant Number: 1.180.150  
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Tiny Rubies Cheddar Pinks
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Tiny Rubies’

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Cousins to the carnation, Cheddar Pinks have been grown in gardens for centuries. This compact selection is especially popular as an edging plant, or in the rock garden. It forms a low cushion of olive-green leaves, bearing masses of small, fragrant double rose-pink flowers in late spring. Drought tolerant once established. Clip lightly after blooming. Not always easy to divide, but this can be attempted in early spring or fall. Flowers may be attractive to butterflies. Evergreen.


Zone 2 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches



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