Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dianthus deltoides ‘Double North’

Dianthus deltoidesDouble North
(dy-AN-thus) (del-TOY-deez)
Synonyms: Maiden Pink

This is the first time I have seen this Dr Keith Hammett (New Zealand) introduction. I thought it was beautiful. The grey-bluish foliage had formed a nice mound and the flowers were on short stems. I really love Dianthus but it has been finicky for me before. I keep trying it anyway. The garden I was working in yesterday had a whole walk way planted with the pink version of this plant and it made a wonderful edge.

I am not going to try and explain my day today. Let’s just say it has 4 tractor trailer loads of plant material. From 1-gallon perennials to some 14 to 16 foot White Pines. I am going to be planting the stuff in a couple of weeks. Someone else designed the garden and bought the trees. I just get to dig the holes!

As a follow up to the Nova Zembla Rhododendron bud I posted a couple of days ago here is the flower after it opens. It looks more red when viewed from a distance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You got nice pictures of flowers here. Very colorful and vivid.