Dianthus arenarius


This species forms dense clumps of slender grass-like green foliage. In midsummer, it produces fragrant, 1-inch white flowers, with deeply fringed petals. In colder months, the foliage takes on red to purple highlights and persists well into the winter months. Like most perennials, it will benefit from growing in a deeper soil profile,  or, where the green roof media has been mounded. It will need regular water to become established.

Larger orders may require custom growing. Please contact office for lead times.


  • Botanical Name: Dianthus arenarius
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Type: Hardy Perennial
  • Plant Usage: Accent
  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: White
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Winter Interest: Green foliage
  • Height: 8"
  • Spread: 8"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Origin: Europe
  • Self Sowing: No
  • Shade Tolerant: Partial shade tolerance
  • Substitutes: Allium cernuum, Armeria maritima ‘Splendens’, Petrorhagia saxifraga,

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