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Brilliant Maiden Pink Plants

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Dianthus deltoides

  • Colour: Vivid red-pink
  • Flowering: May-August
  • Evergreen
  • Height: 20cm
  • Mat forming, spreads quite slowly
  • Position: Full sun, light shade
  • Ideal for rockeries & pots
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Description

Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliancy' - Maiden Pink Plants


'Brilliancy' (or Brilliant, it's the same plant) is a small alpine perennial that forms a slow-spreading carpet of ground cover approximately 20cm tall, its lush evergreen leaves effectively suppressing weeds.
It's most charming from mid-spring, when it bursts into life with striking red-crimson blossoms. The flowers feature slightly jagged edges on the petals, enhancing their beauty when observed at a close range.

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Features

  • Colour: White & pink
  • Flowering: May-July
  • Evergreen
  • Height: 20cm
  • Mat forming, spreads quite slowly
  • Position: Full sun, light shade
  • Ideal for rockeries & pots

Growing Dianthus Brilliancy

All it needs is full sun and a well drained soil that should be poorly fertile: gritty, sandy, or chalky is ideal. Too much soil fertility will result in fewer flowers and less dense foliage, so don't mulch them with rich organic matter: use grit or pea gravel instead. 

Drought-tolerant once established.

Did You Know?

The word brilliant is derived from the Latin for beryl, beryllus, so it means to shine like a jewel. If anything, a Dianthus flower is brighter than beryl, so gemstones labelled "Dianthancy" would be a sure hit.