Dianthus arenarius

Sand pink

The sand pink is a gorgeous little wild flower, widely distributed amongst the dry, sandy meadows and rocky screes of Northern and Central Europe, all the way up to Siberia. 

Although small, it's a tough little survivor that has happily redistributed itself, colonising dry riverbanks and roadsides in very harsh environments. 

Lovely fringed white blooms, some with a hint of pink rise on stiff stems above blue green grass like foliage. They emit a powerful fragrance of cloves which is strongest at sunrise and sunset. 

A fine specimen for a rock garden or extremely well drained soil in full sun.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Caryophyllaceae    

Hardy perennial

H7 

20cm    

20cm    

Blue green    

White pink tint    

Well drained, poor, dry    

Full sun

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