– Alpine and other small-flowered kinds.
Six inches to a foot.
Flowers in shades of pink, crimson and white,
in June and July.
The following form low tufts of foliage, the
leaves and stems much slenderer than in the garden
pinks and carnations. The plants should be given
good light soil, well drained and fully exposed;
most of them will be the better for the presence
of stones; if a regular rock-work is not attempted,
a few pieces of stone half-sunk in the soil will
afford drainage and a congenial root-run. Most
of the varieties may be increases by a judicious
division of established plants. In beginning a
collection young plants should be planted out
• D. cæsius. The Cheddar Pink. Flowers
• D. cruentus. Deep crimson. A good grower.
• D. deltoids. The Maiden Pink. Fine grassy
foliage; flowers clear pink.
• D. petræus. Very dwarf white.
• D. Knappii. Red, shading off to yellow.
• D. Napoleon III. “Mule pink”,