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Dianthus japonicus

Dianthus japonicus

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Seashore pink is quite unlike other members of the genus. Thick, leathery, ovate leaves form a glossy, evergreen rosette. Pinky-purple clusters of flowers bloom continually from June to November. Winter foliage takes on a lovely, deep burgundy hue.

Like most Dianthus, D. japonicus prefers well-drained soil in full sun. It acts as a short-lived perennial or biennial, but it self-seeds reliably and persists in the garden for years.

Zones: 6 to 10

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Type: Biennial

Height: 18 to 24 in.

Spread: 18 to 24 in.

Exposure: Full Sun

Soil Conditions: Average, Dry

Bloom Time: July to September

Bloom Color: Pink

Native Range: Japan and East Asia

Image Credits:

  • Image 1 (flowers) Alpsdake, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Image 2 (foliage) Alpsdake, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
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