Dianthus arenarius 'Little Maiden' (p)

Sand pink

Good things come in small packages and this little cultivar was discovered as a chance seedling at the Valfredda nurseries in Lombardy. 

It's a truly gorgeous plant with pure white, fragrant flowers  and blue-green almost grass like foliage. The growth habit is dense forming tight round hummocks.  

Although the sand pink can survive in Siberian winters it will only do so if grown in sandy, free draining soils. Heavy clay will kill them outright but a rocky crevice will see them thrive. Worth building a dry stone wall for.

Photo:© Jelitto

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Caryophyllaceae    

Hardy perennial

H7    

10cm    

20cm    

Blue green    

Pure white    

Well drained, poor, dry    

Full sun

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