Dianthus, are also known as Pinks, are the quintessential cottage flower.
These plants feature grass-like blue-green foliage, often lower growing than its abundant starry flowers, which may be fragrant depending on variety. Flowers could arrive in the spring or summer and tend to be pink, red, white, rose or lavender but do come in other shades. Plant size varies greatly; dianthus might be tiny and low growing or upright with 30-inch tall flower stems. Dianthus work well as a groundcover and for erosion control.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Spring or summer blooming; color and timing are variety specific
- Deer resistant
- Drought resistant once established
- Fragrant flowers
- Great cut flower