Dianthus deltoides (syn. Flashing Light) 'LEUCHTFUNK'

Dianthus deltoides (syn. Flashing Light)
Dianthus deltoides (syn. Flashing Light) 'LEUCHTFUNK'
maiden pink
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.2m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS red
BLOOMING TIME June - August
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
Summer blooms

Maiden pinks are popular mat-forming perennials from Europe that have been grown for centuries. Leuchtfunk, also called Flashing Light is a variety with small but very attractive, cerise red flowers. This variety lacks perfume but offers a long blooming period – from June until end July, even early August. Still, after the first two months of flowering you can trim the stems to the ground which will result in denser growth especially from the centre of the plant, and it may re-bloom in early autumn.

Deciduous leaves are mid green, narrow and less conspicuous. Alpine pinks love free draining, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. They are excellent for rockeries in full sun. They require no fertilizing or excess watering, still, they do not love extreme drought so check their soil once in a while to make sure it is not too dry. Hardy to about -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Last update 31-01-2013
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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