A hardy, evergreen variety valued equally for its masses of fresh pink flowers borne in June and for its dense, carpet-like foliage. The flowers are single, slightly less than 1in in diameter, and distinctly fragrant. It is a vigorous grower, quickly filling in a spaced planting like the ground cover it truly is.
Dianthus is a large genus of more than 200 species, mostly from Europe and Asia, that includes the beloved Pinks, Carnations, and Sweet Williams. They should be planted in well-drained soil with a pH close to neutral (7.0). This may call for an occasional dusting of lime. Once first flowering is complete, spent flowers should be removed. Excellent rock garden or border plants. For more information on growing Dianthus, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
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WC Gardener from West Chester, PA
Great addition to the front of the border. Bright pink flowers on a dense carpet of evergreen foliage. A little slow to get going in year one (for me, anyway), but hardy. Looking forward to seeing these mature! Will be purchasing more plants this year for another part of the garden.
Latin Name Pronunciation: dye-an'thus
Most varieties require full sun (partial shade in warm inland areas of the West). D. deltoides varieties tolerate partial shade. All require well-drained soil with a pH close to neutral. Add a handful of lime when planting if your soil is excessively acid. Keep mulch well away from crown. Shear back flower stems after the first wave of bloom to encourage repeat bloom (rebloom is not dependable in the South). Most varieties are evergreen; do not cut back in fall. Prune away winterkill stems in spring.