Dianthus Early Bird® Frosty
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Dianthus Early Bird® Frosty

Dianthus Early Bird® Frosty

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Pinks
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: May-Sep
Mature Height: 5-8" Spacing: 4-8"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistance: Yes
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Dianthus Early Bird® Frosty is a diminutive charmer that sends up fragrant, double white flowers above a carpet of gray-green, grassy foliage. With deadheading, it’s a long-bloomer that graces the garden with flowers from spring to fall. PP 23,894

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 Growing Guide.




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.


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Wonderful little plant!

Purchased this lovely plant last Spring, to use in all white container planting. It bloomed continuously until the early fall, and produced a multitude of fragrant little flowers. It was in full sun for at least 6 hours each day. It seems to be tolerant of heat! I am purchasing more this year to plant directly into flower beds. I will add that I did deadhead often, and I’m sure thats why bloom time was lengthy. . Lovely greenery as well! You will enjoy this one!

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Growing guide

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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.

Growing Dianthus Indoors

For Dianthus plants to bloom properly indoors, they need lots of sunshine (from a south- or southwest-facing window). Water when the top 1" of soil is dry to the touch. Remove faded flowers to encourage the development of new buds. Plants are otherwise undemanding.

When the danger of frost has passed in spring, bring your plant outdoors and place it in partial shade for several days before planting it in full sun. Your Dianthus may not flower outdoors the first year, but you can look forward to its carnation-like blooms in subsequent years.