Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - China Pink

China Pink (Dianthus chinensis)

This showy, short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, bears single to semi-double, mixed-color flowers from early June until late fall, and has dark-green, grass-like foliage. Thomas Jefferson planted China Pinks along his winding flower border in 1807, along with Sweet Williams and Carnations. Although its fringed petals resemble the perennial Fringed Pink (D. superbus), this species has no fragrance.

For more information & the possible availability
Contact The Tho Jefferson Center for Historic Plants or The Shop at Monticello