Dianthus basuticus is a delicate looking almost tufted evergreen to deciduous perennial that is extremely hardy. It has narrow, grass-like grey-green leaves. It bears masses of delicate, scented pink or white flowers with carnation-like fringed petals from October to February which attract insects to the garden. The flowers are carried well above the leaves on fragile looking stalks that nod in the breeze.
An important medicinal and magical plant that is rare in cultivation. Use in a border, in amongst rocks or in containers.
Plant in sun in well-drained soil.
Size: Up to 25cm