Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Bath's Pink'
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers slightly alkaline soils. Tolerates heat and humidity (as well as some drought) better than most other species of Dianthus. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom Avoid planting in areas with poor drainage where crowns will remain wet in winter. This mat-forming dianthus (also commonly called cheddar pinks) produces numerous, fringed and fragrant, star-like, soft pink, 1 inch diameter flowers singly atop wiry stems (to 10 inches tall) arising from mounds of grassy, blue-green, linear foliage. Blooms in late spring with some intermittent repeat bloom in summer. No serious insect or disease problems.
Sweet clove scent. Bath's Pink have a single pink blossom that shows a magenta inner ring with ripped outer petals.