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Dianthus arenarius 'Snow Flurry'

Sand Pink

Plant Type:


Dianthus arenarius 'Snow Flurry' - Saturated gray-blue mats of dense foliage hug the ground and give rise to pure white single flowers with fringed petals. Buds rise on stems from 6 to as tall as 10 inches. The fringed white flowers are lovely. The gray foliage looks great all season, a garden throw rug between 1 and 3 inches tall 'Snow Flurry' will also be beautifully utilized draping over a wall. It is in striking, dynamic contrast to the larger bold and architectonic Opuntia. Perfect in the full sun rock garden planted in average to impoverished soil it has been a doer for us at Quackin' Grass providing showy June flowers on a slowly ever-increasing span of fine evergreen foliage that is virtually weed-proof. A draw to bees and butterflies Dianthus arenarius 'Snow Flurry' is deer resistant. Its species common name is Sand Pink which should give you a clue as to its cultural prerequisite: full sun in a well-drained, gritty calcareous mix - be sure to add that dolomitic limestone! Your efforts will be foiled if planted in a rich mix. Established pot grown perennial from division.


1-2 in


15-18 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Dianthus arenarius 'Snow Flurry'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies


  • Full Sun


  • Bank
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Rock Garden
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Impoverished
  • Scrabbled
  • Sandy
  • Average
  • Calcareous


  • Northern Europe

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown