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Dianthus: Dianthus 'Pheasant's Eye'

Botanical name: Dianthus 'Pheasant's Eye'

Common name: dianthus

also known as (pink)

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Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: dry, alkaline, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 3a thru 10b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

butterfly attracting, drought tolerant

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description for "Dianthus: Dianthus 'Pheasant's Eye'"

'Pheasant's Eye' dianthus is fondly called pink as well. This clove-scented flower comes in shades of rose, lavender and white; with rings of deep pink creating the eye. The petals are "pinked", or fringed on their tips, and the steel blue tufts of foliage mound into hummocks. Try combining it with lavender or catmint and cut it back after blooming for a later flush of bloom in the fall. Listed in an 1827 catalog. Requires full sun and plenty of drainage. They hate wet feet! Do not overfertilize, and keep the soil neutral to alkaline (most other garden plants prefer neutral to acidic garden soils). -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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