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Cheddar Pink

Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Also known as

Cliff Pink, Clove Pink, Mountain Pink, Sweet Pink

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 1 by (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Some pink Dianthus gratianopolitanus flowers on a plant
Some pink Dianthus gratianopolitanus flowers on a plant

Cheddar Pink Overview

Dianthus gratianopolitanus is also known by the common names chedder pink, cliff pink, clove pink, mountain pink and sweet pink. It is an evergreen perennial with a mat-forming habit. Foliage is narrow, grey-green in colour and this plant typically doesn't grow more than half a metre tall or wide. It is mainly cultivated for its attractive, scented, pink-purple flowers, which are produced in clusters at the ends of stems. Flowers measure approximately 2cm across and petals are toothed along their margins, creating a frilly, rough-edged effect. Deadheading is recommended to encourage a branching habit and repeat flowering.

Common problems with Cheddar Pink

How to propagate Cheddar Pink



Propagate perennials by layering or from cuttings in summer; annuals and biennials from seed in autumn or early spring.


Special features of Cheddar Pink

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Cheddar Pink

Border, rock garden, wall or trellis.

Cut flowers

Attractive blooms make nice cut flowers.

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