Dianthus

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Part Shade
  • Plant Size: 6 to 12 inches tall

Generations of gardeners love dianthus, commonly known as “pinks” not for their color but for their fringed petals. Dianthus has sweet fragrance and is eager to bloom in spring in shades of pink with red, white or cream accents.

Plant Spacing: 8-12 inches

Secrets to Success »

Plant singularly, in clumps or in a mass in moist, well-drained soil. Dianthus blooms through spring, summer and fall and can tolerate a light frost.

Use »

Showy, intricate blooms and sweet fragrance make this flower ideal for butterfly gardens and cut flower gardens. Great in containers, as bed borders or in rock gardens.

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  • Other cut flower options such as lavender, agastache, catmint, and salvia.

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