Of the cheddar pinks, Bath's Pink Dianthus gratianopolitanus is the most popular. But Mountain Mist and Firewitch Dianthus are close contenders for this title.
Bath's Pink Dianthus
The pink flowers have dark eyes and fringed petals which curve slightly at the tips. The fragrant flowers appear in abundance in late spring.
Dianthus Bath's Pink is a low growing (8 inches), wide spreading (30 inches) ground cover with blue-green foliage. It is hardy in zones 3-9.
Purchase Dianthus Firewitch, 1 Plant
Firewitch features hot pink cupped blooms against gray-green foliage. This is an evergreen groundcover that grows from 6-12 inches tall. Plants are a compact 8 inches across. The flowers have the traditional Dianthus scent.
Hardy in zones 3-9. A reliable Dianthus perennial.
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Mountain Mist Dianthus
A compact, clump-forming Dianthus hybrid bearing semi-double, heavily fringed light pink blooms on foot tall stems in the spring.
It will bloom again in the fall if the spring booms are deadhaeded.
The glaucous foliage is attractive all year.
Hardy in zones 3-8.