Cheddar Pink (Dianthus gratianopolitanus)5 Jumbo plug plants A rare British wildflower, native to the Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, where it grows on the steep limestone cliffs.A good nectar plant. Food plant of the Varied Coronet moth and the Lychinis moth.Where to plant in my garden?A beautifully scented cottage garden plant, preferring well drained soil in full sun. Good for a rock garden, the edge of a border or in a window box. Flowers: May-JulyHabitat: Limestone cliffsHeight: Up to 50cmGrowth Type: Scented evergreen perennialPosition: Full sunSoil Preference: Alkaline to neutral. An alternative to consider is the Maiden pink (Dianthus deltoides) with similar-coloured flowers to Cheddar pink, but smaller and unscented. Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.