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DIANTHUS 'Aqua'

Image of Dianthus 'Aqua'

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Aqua'

Plant Common Name

Aqua Pinks, Hybrid Pinks

General Description

Tufted mounds of deep blue-green foliage create a pretty background for the clove-scented white blooms that cover ‘Aqua’ in late spring and early summer. This perennial Dianthus has fully double flowers and will continue to bloom if its spent flowers are removed. This foliage is semi-evergreen where winters are mild.

Grow Dianthus in full to partial sun and any well-drained garden soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. This is a carefree garden perennial that’s ideal for cottage gardens or any perennial garden with good light. Its flowers also make long-lasting cut flowers, so this is also an ideal plant for cutting gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No