Day 315: Deptford Pink

Dianthus armeria (Deptford Pink or Grass Pink) is a species of Dianthus (“pink”) native to most of Europe, from Portugal north to southern Scotland and southern Finland, and east to Ukraine and the Caucasus.It is also found in North America. It is a herbaceous annual or biennial plant growing to 60 cm tall. The leaves are hairy, dark green, slender, up to 5 cm long. The flowers are 8–15mm diameter, with five petals, bright reddish-pink; they are produced in small clusters at the top of the stems from early to late summer. It will grow in the worst, leached out soils (up to 12″ tall), although it will grow taller in good soil with adequate water. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. Populations have been introduced to and have become naturalised in New Zealand and much of North America. Deptford Pink is also sometimes called mountain pink, but this may refer to several different species.” To read more click here


8 thoughts on “Day 315: Deptford Pink

  1. I’m really enjoying your flower photo series Jackie. I was very interested in horticulture while living on the East Coast so you’re bringing back a lot of great memories for me. I so miss the greenery!

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    • I’m so glad you are finding my flowers enjoyable and they are bringing back good memories! I love all things nature but I must admit I especially love taking photos of flowers. 😀


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