top of page

Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:

Taxon ID#

26

Mat-forming, numerous, fragrant, usually solitary flowers (each to 1" diameter) atop wiry stems rising above a tufted mound of grassy foliage to as much as 6 inches

Scientific  Name:

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Red Beauty'

Common Name 1

› Pinks

Family:

Caryophyllaceae

Origins:

Southwest England (Cheddar Valley), east to Poland & Ukraine

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

Scroll down for more information on each topic

Plant Maintenance Information

Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Well-drained; sandy or gravelly; slightly alkaline preferred; tolerates salt

Fertilizer Needs:

Too much fertilizer promotes lush growth that may produce gaps in the plant

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-Green

Foliage Description:

Glaucous, grass-like linear leaves

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Red

Flower Description:

Small to 1 inch diameter, pinking-sheer edged petals

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

6-8"

Mature spread:

18-20"

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

no

yes

Garden Observations:

Application
Anchor 1

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged; deadhead flowers back to foliage for re-bloom

Summer Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged; deadhead flowers?back to foliage for re-bloom

Fall Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged; deadhead flowers?back to foliage for re-bloom

Winter Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged

Long Term Care:

Every few years divide in early spring, just as the new growth begins to appear; otherwise, it tends to be a short-lived perennial

Insect Pests:

Aphids, thrips, mites

Wildlife Pests:

Rabbit

Diseases:

Alternaria blight, Fusarium & Bacterial wilts, gray mold, stem rot, leaf spots, rusts, viruses

Environmental Problems:

Tolerates moderate amount of salt

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Deadhead quickly after flower fades to aid in rebloom; to protect from rot, do not overwater

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

Sponsors
Desert Peaks Healthcare
George & Vickie Minor
Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers

McPheeter's Turf
High Desert Farms Nursery Sales, LLC
Schilling's Garden Market

Speakers
Karen McCarthy, Madras Garden Depot
Dan Denning, City of Bend
Nicole Bell, OSU Ecology Lab

Professor Amy Jo Detweiler
Craig LeHoullier
Amanda Egertson, Deschutes Land Trust
Dana Sanchez, OSU
PayPal ButtonPayPal Button
Renee's Garden Seeds
Contact the webmaster:
webmaster@gocomga.com
bottom of page