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Fragrant Snowflake Dianthus

Dianthus petraeus ssp. noeanus
SKU: HC018256
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A rock garden star, Dianthus petraeus ssp. noeanus (Rock Pink) features tiny deeply fringed white flowers, like tiny snowflakes, in mid-summer. The fragrant flowers attract bees and butterflies. This hardy perennial is a nice addition to a rock garden, steppe garden, crevice garden, or small space. The feathery foliage forms evergreen mats, and when mass planted, it makes a great groundcover.
key features
Botanical Name
Dianthus petraeus ssp. noeanus
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
8-12 " tall
Bloom Time


Dianthus petraeus ssp. noeanus (Rock Pink) is right at home in a rock garden or low-maintenance xeriscape. Plant it in a sunny location with average to lean well-drained soil. The delicate, fragrant flowers are nice as cut flowers too. Native to Central Europe from Romania to Bulgaria, Dianthus petraeus can be found growing on calcareous mountain slopes or in dry highland forest edges.