Dianthus deltoides ‘Vampire’

('Vampire', Maiden Pink)


Hardiness Zones:

 2a  2b  3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Vibrant, crimson-red flowers bloom profusely in June. Maiden pink is an evergreen perennial that typically forms loose spreading mats of foliage to 4-6? tall and to 24? wide. Narrow, linear to lance-shaped leaves. Heavily fringed, slightly fragrant, single flowers (to 3/4? diameter) appear on branched flowering stems (8-12? tall) in late spring, covering the foliage mound with brightly colored bloom. Species flowers are usually deep pink with a dark, pale spotted band at the base of the petals. Evergreen foliage remains attractive year-round, as long as soils are given consistent moisture during the growing season. ?Pink? in the common name is in reference to the fringed petals that typically look as if they were cut with pinking shears.

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Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers fertile, alkaline, somewhat gritty loams with good drainage. Tolerates some part afternoon shade, particularly in hot summer climates. Plants tend to die out in the center if drainage is not superior. Division and/or reseeding may be necessary every 2-3 years. Prompt removal of spent flowers may prolong bloom period, but is quite labor intensive. For larger plantings, it is perhaps more practical to simply shear off spent flowers after bloom. Shearing plants after bloom but before seed sets will prevent any unwanted self-seeding, will trim the foliage and may promote a possible sparse re-bloom in fall. Plants are easily grown from seed and may self-seed in optimum growing conditions.

Additional information

Common Name

'Vampire', Maiden Pink

Botanical Name

Dianthus deltoides 'Vampire'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements



6 to 8 in.


12 to18 in.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

Late spring through early summer

Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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