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The low-growing varieties are great for rock gardens and the taller varieties are ideal for fragrant summer bouquets. Dianthus looks best planted in the front border of the garden, which allows their delicate blooms to be seen easily and easily accessible for cutting.


Good for Containers and cut flowers,  Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control



  • Temperature: Tolerate a light frost  Flowers go dormant in temperatures above 85 degrees 

    Light:  Full sun - Part shade

    Size and Growth: 6–36 in. tall, 6–24 in. wide

    Flowering and Fragrance: White, lilac, red, pink

    Water and Fertilizer: Weed it a balanced fertilizer every six to eight weeks during the growing season. Fertilizer isn't essential for keeping dianthus alive.

    Grooming: Removing old blossoms on all types of dianthus encourages another round of blooming.


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