One bloom in this vibrant, orange-red shade will catch your eye, but Chili produces dozens at a time in early summer, with repeat blooms until fall if deadheaded after flowering. Low-growing plants scarcely reach 6". It's a good choice for the rock garden, or edging a path, and we'll even plant some in window boxes this season. 'WP10 SAB06' PPAF
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.