A superb ground cover plant that reaches a height of just 10cm, they are perfect for creating lasting colour throughout the summer months from June to September. This is a variation that has blooms that are either red or pink in color. Confetti Red is an eye-catching variety of Dianthus deltoides that produces vibrant deep red flowers. In late spring and summer, the foliage mound is covered by a profusion of heavily fringed, small, single flowers in shades of red, pink or white. Botanical name: Dianthus deltoides Best For: Cut flower, ground cover, Home garden, Edges/borders Light Requirement & care: Full Sun, open, good, free draining, alkaline soils Dianthus monspessulanus are Fringed Pinks. Dianthus deltoides, commonly called maiden pink, is an evergreen perennial that typically forms loose spreading mats of foliage to 4-6” tall and to 24” wide.Narrow, linear to lance-shaped leaves. Inside are numerous tiny, blackish-brown seeds. These have a wonderful smell that will enhance your garden and add a splash of color to your outdoor décor. In the cooler seasons, the leaves of this cultivar tend to take on purplish-red tones, and then revert back to green in spring. Few seeds collected. Notes: Dianthus deltoides Confetti Cherry Red. Exposure: Full sun. They will do well with full sun and well-drained soil. Color: White flowers with a pink eye rimmed with crimson, dark green foliage. And it is yet another great plant for attracting bees and butterflies into the garden, and if content will naturalise moderately. Dianthus deltoides Confetti Cherry Red. The blooms are often pink to red-pink but can also be white or spotted with white. Frilly white petals surround the fiery center for an eye-catching effect. Maiden Pinks are easy-care perennials, ideal for the beginning gardener. DIANTHUS DELTOIDES (Maiden Pink Red Spreading Dianthus) $ 12.98 – $ 48.50 . Dianthus deltoides are Maiden Pinks. 7. Dianthus deltoides, or Maiden Pinks, have a dark ring near the bloom center. Bloom Time: Late spring to mid-summer. Dianthus deltoides. Zones: 3-9. Fruit: Fruit is an oval to cylindric capsule about as long as the calyx, open at the top with 4 teeth around the mouth. D. deltoides is one of the most aggressive Dianthus species, and if allowed to form seed, it will self-sow freely. Height/Spread: Compact stature with mat-forming habit, 6-8 inches tall, 12-14 inches wide. The red flowers cover the plant from spring until the first frost. 8. Noteworthy Characteristics. Dianthus deltoides 'Red Maiden' is hot pink and forms a mat of deep green foliage on which 12-inch-tall flowers appear in late spring. This new, rare and most-gorgeous, bone hardy, soundly perennial dark red Dianthus was used by Cleve West, to make a sensation when the Daily Telegraph garden won best in show at Chelsea 2011. Shearing back spent blooms will encourage reblooming and minimize self seeding. 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