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Dianthus “Pinks” (Perennial Varieties)

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Dianthus flowers (Dianthus spp.) are also called “pinks.” They belong to a family of plants which includes carnations and are characterized by the spicy fragrance the blooms emit. Dianthus plants may be found as a hardy annual, biennial or perennial and most often used in borders or potted displays.

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ncredibly vibrant pink flowers cover the evergreen, glaucous blue-grey foliage. The habit is compact and mounding to a height of about 7" tall and wide. Even more wonderful, the flowers exude the spicy scent of cloves. Though budding is most prolific in early summer, plants often rebloom in the fall. 6-8" Height
Border Pinks have been popular in gardens for centuries. This new outstanding variety from Japan forms a low clump of grassy grey-green foliage, with a long summer display of fragrant, semi-double, lilac-pink blooms. Well suited for edging and in the rock garden. Attractive to butterflies. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Consider shearing plants back after main flush of bloom to maintain a tight, compact habit and to promote additional bloom in late summer or early fall. Plants may be propagated by division in early spring every 3-4 years. Evergreen. “Kahori” means fragrance in Japanese. 6-8" Height
Zing Rose: Bright rose-red fragrant flowers of Zing Rose bloom all summer over mounding clumps of bright green leaves. Charming mat-forming plant covered with glowing flowers weaves a tapestry of showy color. A garden classic perfect for small bouquets.
Fringed Pink (Dianthus superbus): (Qu-mai, Jove’s Flower)  Herbaceous perennial native to China.  Pretty basal rosette gives forth multitudes of lavender flowers with fringed margins.  They emit an unforgettable fragrance night and day that is capable of wafting hundreds of yards on a warm, moist breeze.  The fragrance is a cross between baby powder and strawberry milkshake.