Maiden Pink Dianthus

Maiden Pink Dianthus deltoides
Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides)
At a Glance
  •  Exposure: Full Sun
  • Mature Height: 6 to 12 Inches
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
  • Soil Conditions: Dry
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Pink, Red
  • Bloom Season: June
  • Size: Small

Features of Maiden Pink Dianthus


Low growing, spreading plant that offers early spring flower color followed by attractive mat-like blue-green foliage. Reported to be deer resistant.


  • Prefers a well-drained soil in a full sun site.
  • Well-drained soils help prolong the life of dianthus; otherwise, they are a short lived perennial.
  • Cutting back plants by half after flowering helps to encourage a rebloom.
  • Good drainage and alkaline soil helps promote rapid spread of plant.
  • Hot humid summers result in melting out of the centers of the plant.