This intriguing dianthus forms tiny mounds of grass-like leaves with tall stems of clustered, crimson-red flowers. The small, lightly fragrant flowers attract butterflies.
Dianthus pinifolius blooms in late spring to early summer, adding a touch of airy grace to the rock garden. It is surprisingly tough, tolerating drought and poor soil. I grow it along the edge of the driveway.
Dianthus pinifolius is native to Turkey. Deer resistant. Hardy perennial in
Sowing Dianthus pinifolius Seeds:
Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Spacing 12".