Skip those short lived Dianthus you see in bloom all over the place at “box stores” and go for the ultimate cottage garden “Pink!” Why? Because it lives for years and doesn’t rot in our temperate rainy Winters. It’ll quickly spread, forming a pretty low growing & weed suppressing dense groundcover to 3’ across. Bursting into a mass of spicy scented blooms in Spring, each 10” to 12” branching stem is topped with a 1.5” bloom, choice for cutting. With deadheading, “Cheddar Pinks” will continue blooming till Summer’s end. Cut back to 1” tall in Fall and side dress with compost each Spring for a spectacular replay. Just the best for trailing over the edge of a stone-edged bed, rock garden or container. Well-drained soil.