Dianthus deltoides alba (Maiden Pink)
Dianthus deltoides alba is called the Maiden Pink because each stem carries only one flower, but don't let that fool you. It is a vigorous and free-flowering "pink," and I can almost guarantee that you will fall it love with its multitude of tiny blooms that are vibrant and fragrant. It is mat-forming, which makes it ideal for slopes, and it is low growing (6 to 8 inches, with flowers), which makes it also suited for the rock garden, border, in a container, or as a ground cover. It is good for a second flush of blooms if given a good haircut after its initial bloom. It is one Dianthus that is said to thrive in shade. It also freely reseeds and will naturalize. Bees and butterflies love it, too. What more could you ask for? (Photo By Digigalos (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons).