Maiden Pinks Dianthus Deltoides is a herbaceous perennial plant native to Europe and Asia. Maiden Pinks seeds are easy to grow, and they germinate fast, so unlike many perennials, Dianthus Deltoides blooms from seed the first year. Maiden Pinks is a mat-forming, evergreen plant that features grey-green foliage with the long, narrow, pointed, hairy edged dark-green leaves and produces highly attractive, lightly fragrant, small pink flowers. Maiden Pinks starts to bloom in late May and persist until July attracting hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
Maiden Pinks is a compact growing plant, and its vivid pink flowers on sprawling stems make an excellent ground cover. Maiden Pinks is also often grown in flower beds and borders, cottage and butterfly gardens, cutting and rock gardens. Dianthus Deltoides seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors, and the established Maiden Pinks tolerates poor soil, drought and hit spreading quickly and self-sowing itself.
Height: 8 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Moist well-drained, pH 6.0-7.2
USDA Zones: 3-10
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-28 Days