DIANTHUS deltoides 'Brilliant' (Maiden Pinks, Bright Rose) is a specific cultivar of the Dianthus deltoides species. This perennial flowering plant belongs to the Caryophyllaceae family and is highly regarded for its vivid and vibrant rose-colored flowers.
Brilliant Maiden Pinks typically form low mounds of foliage, reaching a height of about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters). The stems are slender and bear multiple flowers, creating a dense and colorful display when in bloom. The compact size and profusion of flowers make it well-suited for rock gardens, borders, and edging.
The flowers of Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliant' are the main attraction of this cultivar. They are typically single, with five petals arranged in a star-shaped pattern. The flowers showcase a brilliant and intense rose color, capturing attention and brightening up the garden. The hue is often described as a deep, bright pink or rosy red, adding a bold splash of color to the landscape.
The petals of Brilliant Maiden Pinks are usually fringed or toothed, giving them a delicate and textured appearance. The blooms are relatively small, but their profusion compensates for their size, creating a striking and eye-catching mass of color.
The foliage of Brilliant Maiden Pinks consists of narrow, lance-shaped leaves that are typically gray-green in color. The leaves form dense clumps, providing an attractive backdrop to the colorful flowers. The foliage remains evergreen or semi-evergreen in mild climates, adding to the plant's ornamental value even when not in bloom.
Caring for Brilliant Maiden Pinks is relatively easy. They prefer full sun exposure to promote optimal flowering but can tolerate light shade. Well-drained soil is essential to prevent root rot. Regular watering is necessary, particularly during dry periods, but overwatering should be avoided. Deadheading spent flowers can help encourage continuous blooming and maintain a tidy appearance.
Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliant' Maiden Pinks bring a burst of vivid color to gardens and landscapes. Their compact size, bright rose-colored flowers, and low-growing habit make them a popular choice for adding a vibrant and cheerful element to rock gardens, borders, and other sunny spots. With their rich hues and abundant blooms, Brilliant Maiden Pinks are sure to enhance the beauty and impact of any outdoor setting.
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Scientific Name: Dianthus Deltoides 'Brilliant'
Common Name: Maiden Pink, Bright Rose
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Asia and Europe
Full Growth Height: 6-16"
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring(Late), Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Humming Birds
Flower Color: Pink, Red
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Water Requirement: Low, Medium
Soil Type: Well-drained, Sand, Loam, Chalk
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral
Garden Uses: Beds and Slopes, Ground Covers