Thursday, July 12, 2012


"Repeat rebloomers" is a term generally reserved for a certain handful of border-perennials who will do just that, or have that capacity.  Not often do rock-garden plants get to own that title, often hailing from places so seasonal that they are inextricably tied to a speciific flash-in-the-pan bloom season(and a glorious one worth every ephemeral penny).

Until the temperature hit 100F (38C), and starting in March or April, this extra-cute Carnation has been in bloom.  It is not a desert plant, but is small enough that its water consumption is worth each draindrop-splash of pink.

Dianthus microlepis ssp. degenii

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