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Dianthus basuticus


 
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Hardiness: Zone 7 or lower
Mature Size: 6"x16"  
Exposure: Sun
Bloom Time: May-June Moisture Needs:
Dry to Average
Origin: South Africa
Price: $12.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P4200
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Description
 
A seldom-encountered Dianthus which hails from the mountains in South Africa where it is commonly known as the Drakensberg Carnation or if you are truly local, Hiokoa-La-Tsela.  Apparently the local indigenous use this medicinally as well as in magic - we can't speak to the efficacy of the former but we can say we are transported briefly to another realm when this flowers.  Nice pink flowers on slowly spreading mats which is best suited for the rock garden.  Good drainage in full sun and hardy to zone 7 and possibly lower.