Dianthus deltoides ‘Flashing Light’


This is a very easy and rewarding form of this popular rockery or container plant. It produces  a huge number of deep crimson flowers on top of compact  clumps of dark green leaves. It thrives in the heat.


Diantus Deltoides  or Maiden Pinks as they are also known,  are easy-care perennials.

This plant forms a low, spreading mound of  evergreen leaves which have a tinge of golden brown, It  is   completely covered with  bright ruby-red flowers in late spring, then intermittently  throughout  the summer.

If you trim it  back lightly after first flowering it will keep its shape. It is a good choice for poor soils, and hot, sunny sites. It can also be used in tubs and mixed containers where it will perform well. Plants are easily divided in early spring or autumn.

Note : 18 seeds in packet


Sowing advice

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

Additional information


Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Maiden Pink



Maximum Height

23 cm

Number of seeds in packet