Dianthus anatolicus (Anatolian Dianthus)
Here is an ideal Dianthus for adding color to a rock garden or used as edging. The photos of Dianthus anatolicus seem to be conflicted, but it is generally considered to be white to pale pink, with a darker, contrasting eye and scalloped petals. This clump-forming Dianthus, native from Turkey to Tibet, prefers well-draining soil (partial to soil on the dry side) and as much sun as you can muster. Given what it requires, Dianthus anatolicus will provide all the color you could want in July and August. As is typical of the species, the foliage is also an asset - blue-green and needlelike. Dianthus anatolicus grows from six to 12 inches in Zones 6-10. Quarts.