Go Back Dianthus Flashing Light Maiden Pinks

Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Light'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Maiden Pinks are easy-care perennials, ideal for the beginning gardener. 'Flashing Light' forms a low, spreading mound of bronzy evergreen leaves, studded with bright ruby-red flowers in late spring, then on and off through the summer.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Trim back lightly after first flowering. Good choice for poor soils, and hot, sunny sites. Also excellent in tubs and mixed containers. Plants are easily divided in early spring or fall.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

9-12 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

6-12 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Evergreen, Ground cover, Alpine and Rock Garden, Cut flower or foliage, Mass Plant, Border, Drought tolerant, Salt tolerant, Container, Edging, Accent

Bloom Time

Late spring to Late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full to part sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests