Maiden Pink description:
Rose pink flowers on slender stems above a green mat in summer, occasionally there are white flowers.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a wildlife garden and it is easy provided it is in a well drained, stony soil.
We have plenty more wildflowers for sale – many are easy to grow.
Botanical name: Dianthus deltoides
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will plug a gap in the wildflower garden or border.
What type of soil:
Free draining soil, likes poor soils (ones that aren’t rich in plant food).
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
Buy wildflowers for your plant borders and wildlife garden.