A charming cushion of 1" foliage, covered with masses of brilliant tiny double pink flowers. Dianthus Tiny Rubies is a choice dwarf plant or groundcover for a sunny area, great tucked into nooks and crannies of a rock garden.
Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors. Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant. A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. Dianthus gratianopolitanus forms spreading low mats of blue green foliage.
Shear off old flowering stems and the top couple inches of foliage after blooming. Foliage will quickly recover and look nice, even into winter. Prefers a loose and sandy alkaline soil. Can be divided in spring every 2-3 years.