(Dianthus, Garden Spice® Red)
Give your garden a spicy little kick! The abundant, fragrant, fiery coral-red flowers of this hybrid dianthus will make your mouth water. The double, carnation type flowers open atop shimmering blue-green stems and spiky foliage in spring, and continue sporadically through summer. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Well suited for annual beds, mixed borders, cottage gardens, and container planting, this tender perennial does best in sun and moist, well drained soil. Fertilize regularly...
(Garden Spice® Dianthus)
Give your garden a spicy little kick! Coming in shades of white, pink, and red, the abundant, fragrant flowers of these hybrid dianthus will make your mouth water. The double, carnation type flowers open atop shimmering blue-green stems and spiky foliage in spring, and continue sporadically through summer. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Well suited for in-ground or container planting, these pinks do best in sun and moist, well drained soil. Fertilize regularly and remove spent flowers...
(Ideal Select Dianthus)
Fragrant, colorful flowers cover these short-lived, bushy perennials from spring to summer. Pinks in the Ideal Select series are crosses between China pinks (Dianthus chinensis) and sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). They have compact, uniform habits and produce dense clusters of small flowers with pinked edges that may be white, red, rose, raspberry, violet or salmon, depending on the cultivar. Deadheading will prolong blooming.
Pinks grow best in full sun and prefer average...
Hybrids of sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and its close cousin D. chinensis, these are indeed ideal candidates for places where a compact, colorful, free-blooming annual or short-lived perennial is needed. Flat clusters of frilly-edged, unscented, five-petaled flowers appear in spring and continue until summer heat sets in. Purple, pink, red, white, and pictoee varieties are available. The narrow, bright green foliage is evergreen in mild-winter areas.
(Melody Pinks, Pinks)
Pushing the seasonal boundaries of these normally cool- weather annuals, the Melody Series of pinks scoff at frosty temperatures and keep blooming into the heat of summer. These hybrids have been embraced by the commercial cutflower industry because their long, low-branched stems strongly support even the lateral blooms nicely. The frilly-edged flowers are equally as beautiful in the garden as a florist’s vase.
Blue-green leaves clasp the multiple stems at even intervals, each topped with a...
(Dianthus, Noverna Pinks, Pinks)
Commonly known as sweet William, Dianthus barbatus is a short-lived perennial native to southern Europe and long cultivated in gardens. These F1 hybrids depart from all previous sweet Williams by going from seed to showy bloom in a matter of weeks. Flowering continues until fall. Borne in distinct flattish clusters, the sweetly scented blossoms come in an array of whites, purples and pinks, with some flowers exhibiting white eyes. The leaves are narrow and glossy dark green.
(Pinks, Scent First™ Dianthus)
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...
(Dianthus, Pinks, Star Pinks)
Worthy of top billing in just about any perennial border, Star Series dianthus draw applause with their multicolored, fragrant flowers displayed against compact mounds of handsome blue-green foliage. The fringed, intricately patterned, single flowers are white, pink, red, or purple with boldly contrasting markings. Flowering begins and is heaviest in late spring but may continue sporadically through summer if spent blooms are removed.
Like most pinks, Star Series dianthus like sun and well-drained,...
Bred in the Netherlands, Sunflor Series dianthus are hardy, floriferous hybrids that bloom in a wide array of colors, some with fragrant blossoms. Their neat clumps of green to gray-green, waxy, strap-like leaves are topped with large, single or double flowers from late spring through summer. The blooms are held on short, sturdy stems and appear in a range of solids and bicolors.
Offering exceptional tolerance to both summer heat and winter cold, these small perennials are seldom troubled by...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(China Pinks, Pinks, Telstar Pinks)
With their showy flowers and long season of bloom, these hybrids of sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and Dianthus chinensis are stars of the late spring, summer, and fall garden (or the winter garden in mild climates). Flat heads of white, pink, purple, salmon, red, or picotee flowers emerge in late spring and seem to float atop compact, narrow-leaved plants. The fringed blooms are mildly fragrant.
Telstar Series pinks are perfect for mixed borders, edging, containers, or cottage gardens....