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Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Lights' (Maiden Pink)

Maiden Pink 'Flashing Lights', Lady's Cushion 'Flashing Lights', Meadow Pink 'Flashing Lights'


Hardy, Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Lights' (Maiden Pink) is an evergreen perennial forming a mat of narrow, bright green leaves. In late spring and summer, the foliage mound is covered by a profusion of small, salmon-scarlet, single flowers adorned with delicately fringed petals. Borne on sturdy flowering stems, the dainty blossoms attract bees and butterflies, but are ignored by deer. Easy to grow, Maiden Pink is excellent for the front of the border, as edging plant or massed as a groundcover.

  • Growing up to 18 in. tall (45 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • Prefers full sun and enjoys neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils. Tolerates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
  • Extremely versatile, Maiden Pink is ideal for rock gardens, border fronts, banks and slopes. Excellent groundcover
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering. Propagate by seed. Shear after flowering for a neater appearance.
  • Dianthus deltoides species is native to Asia and Europe.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Find where this species is invasive in the United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Dianthus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Dianthus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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