are many different types of dianthus, with differing growth habits.
Maiden pinks (D. deltoides) and cheddar pinks (D. caesius)
are two relatively low-growing species, growing in compact mounds
up to 12" tall.
shade-loving plant forms an attractive ground cover. Tiny white
flowers are held above the whorled leaves in late spring and summer.
Creeping Phlox (Phlox
plant with narrow leaves produce masses of 1-inch flowers in spring.
Useful in rock gardens and along the front of a border.
true geraniums are hardy plants, unlike their namesakes, the summer
annual geraniums (Pelargonium). Geraniums form tidy mounds
and bloom over a long period in summer and fall.
are many different types of campanula. Some are tiny and best used
where they can be appreciated up close.