(Blushing Maiden Dianthus, Dianthus)
A recently introduced hybrid "carnation", this little dear will surely steal your heart. In spring, the spikey, gray-green foliage is engulfed by masses of double, cheerfully fringed, pale pink flowers. Flowering continues through summer, though it may dwindle during the hotter months.
The spicy-sweet frangrance and slender stems make this pink ideal for arranging, but be sure to leave some blooms in your garden as a butterfly treat. Plant it in full sun to light shade and well drained, moderately...
(Dianthus, Ruby's Tuesday Dianthus)
The Devon Cottage™ Series dianthus are semi-evergreen, cushion-forming, hybrid perennials closely allied to the Dianthus Allwoodii hybrids, which derive from crosses between Dianthus pulmarius (cottage pink) and perpetual-flowering carnations. The cultivar 'Valda Kitty' (Ruby's Tuesday) bears many clove-scented, ruffled, double, crimson flowers from early to mid-summer (or later with deadheading) above mounds of grassy, blue-green leaves. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Preferring...
(Dianthus, Rosy Cheeks Pinks)
The Devon Cottage™ Series dianthus are semi-evergreen, cushion-forming, hybrid perennials closely allied to the Dianthus Allwoodii hybrids, which derive from crosses between Dianthus pulmarius (cottage pink) and perpetual-flowering carnations. Dianthus ‘Valda Louise’, also known as Rosy Cheeks, bears many clove-scented, ruffled, double, rosy-pink flowers from early to mid-summer (or later with deadheading) above mounds of grassy, blue-green leaves. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies....
(Dianthus, Velvet and Lace Dianthus)
The striking bicolor flowers of ‘Velvet and Lace’ are among the prettiest and most unique of China pinks. Blooming from late spring through midsummer, the sweetly fragrant, semi-double flowers are deep, velvety maroon with petal edges crisply edged in white. They are borne atop compact mounds of linear, grasslike, blue-green foliage, and may attract bees and butterflies.
Valued for their colorful, prolific flowers, China pinks are short-lived perennials which are commonly treated as annuals....
(Dianthus, Passion Dianthus, Pinks)
The genus Dianthus comprises approximately 300 species and more than 27,000 cultivars. Collectively known as “pinks”, these showy flowering plants have been grown for many hundreds of years. Their common name was given for the sharply-toothed petal tips of their flowers, which look like they were cut by pinking shears.
Nearly all Dianthus species hail from Eurasia and northern Africa, while only one originates from North America. Most are herbaceous tender perennials; however...
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Plants in the Dianthus Allwoodii group are compact, semi-evergreen, cushion-forming perennials resulting from crossing Dianthus plumarius (cottage pink) with perpetual-flowering carnations. This cross produced a beautiful array of double flowers in shades of white, pink, and red. Tufts of narrow, gray-green leaves are almost hidden by masses of fragrant flowers in late spring and early summer. Deadheading will encourage sporadic rebloom in summer and early fall.
This dianthus does best in full...
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(Amazon Pinks, Dianthus, Pinks)
A nice new twist on an old favorite, these hybrids of the perennial D. barbatus (sweet William) bloom the first rather than the second year from seed. From late spring to fall, they bear showy flat flower clusters in purple, pink, rose, or white. The fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The narrow leaves are dark green.
These short-lived perennials like full sun and well drained soil, and will tolerate hot summers. Excellent planted in masses, containers or...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Bouquet Pinks, Hybrid Pinks)
The Dianthus in the Bouquet Series were developed for the cut flower industry but are great for home gardeners too. They have long, strong stems topped with lots of colorful small pinked flowers. These vigorous hybrids are the product of a cross between Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and China pinks (D. chinensis and bloom in the first year from seed.
Their upright, branched flower stems rise from clumps of waxy, strappy, evergreen leaves in late spring. They become...
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(Confetti Pinks, Dianthus, Pinks)
Members of the Confetti Series produce a profusion of small, serrated blooms above low growing, tufted, evergreen foliage. The popular cultivar 'Confetti Carmine Rose' has magenta-pink flowers stenciled with maroon at their centers and edges. Flowering peaks in late spring and early summer and repeats later if plants are deadheaded. The handsome, narrow leaves are gray-green.
These pinks prefer sun or partial shade, but excessive shade will cause legginess and reduced bloom. Plant them in well...
(Dessert Pinks, Dianthus, Pinks)
Decadence without the guilt! The Dessert Series of Dianthus offers sweet fragrance and fruity color combinations in pinks, purples and a cool, dark berry red. Growing as dense, compact mounds, they make premier additions to a mixed border, container or cottage garden.
It's best to treat these as annuals in areas with colder winter climates. Excellent vigor and disease resistence with these full summer to early fall bloomers is the cherry on top of the Dessert Series dianthus.