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Brilliant Maiden Pinks

A Full Sun Perennial

Dianthus deltoides Brilliant has bright reddish-fuchsia blooms that hover above dense, prostrate spreading mats of dark green to bronze evergreen foliage. Each of the 5 flower petals have serrated edges, looking as if they have been trimmed with pinking shears, hence the common name ‘Pinks’. If deadheaded, this species will flower heaviest in early summer and again in fall. Maiden Pinks are named for their habit of partially closing their petals at dusk, like a shy maiden would.

A Northern Sunset Perennia

Image courtesy of Ivy Garth Seeds