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Grandiflorus Cheddar Pinks

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Grandiflorus'

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Grandiflorus Cheddar Pinks (Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Grandiflorus') at Stein's Garden & Home

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Grandiflorus' flowers

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Grandiflorus' flowers

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Plant Height: 6 inches

Flower Height: 10 inches

Spread: 15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 3

Other Names: Clove Pinks


This stunning variety bursts into a mass of larger than usual hot pink blooms from late spring through the summer; quickly grows to form a dense weed stopping mound; regular dead heading extends blooming until fall

Ornamental Features:

Grandiflorus Cheddar Pinks features beautiful fragrant hot pink frilly flowers with a dark red ring at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's attractive grassy leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Grandiflorus Cheddar Pinks is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This perennial will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Grandiflorus Cheddar Pinks is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Border Edging
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Container Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Grandiflorus Cheddar Pinks will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 15 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This perennial should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by division.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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