The foliage is narrow, usually somewhat grasslike, and the blooms are pretty erect to slightly trailing to sort of willy-nilly. All blossoms have the distinctive jagged edge. Pinks are either annual, biennial, or perennial. All are pretty hardy, and able to survive a Minnesota Zone 3 winter.
I have already shown you in a previous post my perennial cheddar pinks to the right of my creeping baby's breath. The cheddar pink has bright pink blossoms against silver gray foliage. A very showy combination. One tiny blossom of a zing rose dianthus deltoides is visible. Do you see it?
Since that photo earlier last week, all of these zing rose dianthus blossoms have opened up.
This is an annual dianthus that survived the winter. (That happens sometimes.) It has narrow leaves and is literally covered in hot pink blossoms.
The annual dianthus originally came in an annual six pack for probably $1.59 at Kmart. The habit is more erect on the annual dianthus.
I can't remember the "given" name of this perennial red-eyed pink.
The deep rose dianthus in this photo is similar to the zing rose, both sprawl on grassy foliage.
Here growing under a chair with more creeping baby's breath are perennial maiden pinks. Very dainty and wispy pink blossoms and quite willy-nilly.
I don't have any of my own Sweet William anymore. It is a very showy biennial with clusters of blooms.
I borrowed this Sweet William photo from Dave's Garden.
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