Maiden Pink (dy-AN-thus:del-TOY-deez) Caryophyllaceae:
Dianthus deltoides 'Shrimp' grows 6 to 8 inches tall and has salmon pink colored flowers. Plants have a nice spreading habit. Blooms in 12 weeks from sowing. Once established plants bloom late spring to mid summer. Attractive first-year flowering perennial. Best plants produced when grown in full sun with well-draining, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. useful as a ground cover along the front of borders, in rock gardens, and planted between paving stones and along stone paths..