Dianthus armeria

Dianthus armeria
Dianthus armeria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
Species: D. armeria
Binomial name
Dianthus armeria

Dianthus armeria (Deptford Pink) is a species of Dianthus ("pink") native to most of Europe, from Portugal north to southern Scotland and southern Finland, and east to Ukraine and the Caucasus.[1][2][3]

It is a herbaceous annual or biennial plant growing to 60 cm tall. The leaves are hairy, dark green, slender, up to 5 cm long. The flowers are 8–15 mm diameter, with five petals, bright reddish-pink; they are produced in small clusters at the top of the stems from early to late summer.[3][4]

Cultivation and uses

It is widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens. Populations have been introduced to and have become naturalised in New Zealand and much of North America.[5] Deptford Pink is also sometimes called mountain pink, but this may refer to several different species.


  1. ^ Flora Europaea: Dianthus armeria
  2. ^ Den Virtuella Floran: Dianthus armeria (in Swedish, with maps)
  3. ^ a b Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. ISBN 0-340-40170-2
  4. ^ Flora of NW Europe: Dianthus armeria
  5. ^ USDA Plants Profile: Dianthus armeria


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