Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Bath’s Pink’ (cheddar pinks) grows a low growing, silvery-blue mat of foliage spreading out and cascading over rock edging, creating an evergreen groundcover that produces slightly taller stems topped with deep crimson buds that open to pink, fringed single blooms in early summer.
‘Fire Star’ produces deep red flowers with a crimson eye bloom constantly throughout the growing season. An excellent selection for rock and trough gardens. Plant in mass to form a groundcover, or use as edging.
Very heat and drought tolerant, these plants will grow in poor soil with little attention. They won’t tolerate poorly drained soils, however. A very showy but maintenance free plant that we use a lot.