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Grass Rose Pink

Dianthus pavonius

Also known as

Peacock Pink

Dianthus neglectus 2 by (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size






2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Some pink Dianthus pavonius flowers in the wild
Some pink Dianthus pavonius flowers in the wild
Some pink Dianthus pavonius flowers in the wild

Grass Rose Pink Overview

Dianthus pavonius is also known by the common names grass rose pink and peacock pink. It is a perennial with a cushion-forming habit. Foliage is narrow, evergreen and coloured green-grey and this plant typically doesn't grow taller than half a metre. It is mainly cultivated for its attractive pale or bright pink flowers, which are produced in clusters at the ends of stems. Petals are shallowly toothed along their edges, creating a frilly, rough-edged effect.

Common problems with Grass Rose Pink

How to propagate Grass Rose Pink


Propagate by seed from autumn-early spring, place seed in containers or a cold frame.


Take cuttings from non-flowering stems in summer, may be rooted any time of the year.


Special features of Grass Rose Pink

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Grass Rose Pink

Grown for their mass of flowers, often scented, some of which are excellent for cutting. Suitable for coastal conditions.