Dianthus 'Gold Dust' (p)
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
Little grown. Distinctive and unusual flower. Found in a garden in Beverley, E. Yorkshire; plant (raised from seed) bought from a local fete. Named by finder and garden owner and registered 1981.
Brief description of plant
Neat mat-forming evergreen perennial dianthus.
Height x Spread
15cm x 30cm
Scented, single flowers, mid to dark red ground, dusted with gold. Margins and sometimes sectors of petals pale lilac, margins sharply and moderately toothed.
Blue green needle-shaped leaves form basal mat. Evergreen
July - Aug
Needs free-draining, neutral to alkaline soil.
Pests and diseases
Generally no problems.
Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Trim lightly after flowering to maintain a tight, compact mound.
Take softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in summer or layer outer stems after flowering to root in situ.