Dianthus alpinus (Caryophyllaceae) A true alpine species of Pinks, this forms a low cushion or bun of bright green grassy leaves. The wheel-shaped flowers are unusually large, resting just above the leaves in late spring, in shades of soft to deep pink or salmon. Flowers are sweetly fragrant. Date of harvest : October 2010. Locality : Ex Hort. Sowing : Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium.