Plant Number: 1.180.150  
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

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

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