Profiled by Plantlife, the national wildflower conservation charity, when “on the brink”.
Deptford Pinks can thrive in “disturbed”, rough, rocky, stony or sandy soil.
Established plants measure approximately 32 centimetres/13 inches in height and cover a dinner plate sized patch of ground.
Parent plant can produce babies the following year without any gardening intervention! These appear up to 3 metres from original in more exposed patches as well as nestling close to other small bushes and plants.
Flowers appear July to October and are a lushiously deep pink, delicate looking, though they are as hardy as other native wildflower plants. Many find them exquisite…how about you?!