The beautiful dianthus is also known as pinks, carnation or sweet Williams. They come in a variety of colors ranging from white to pinks to reds. Some petals are even variegated!
Dianthus require at least 4 to 5 hours of sun per day. They propagate by reseeding, so don’t mulch were you plant these. They are drought tolerant and range in sizes from 2″ to 3′ tall. Some popular varieties carry are:
Amazon Neon Duo – these have a magenta bloom cluster on a tall stalk
Amazon Rose Magic – a pale pink version
Corona cherry magic – a single big bloom with a tie-dye effect on the petals of magenta and pale pink!
Amazon Neon Purple and Rose Magic Dianthus are wonderful perennials that work well in our area — they tolerate heat well. Their blooms have amazing bright colors. The Amazon Rose Dianthus starts white, then changes to pink, then changes again to a deep rose color. The Amazon Dianthus will bloom continuously from early spring to fall when they are deadheaded or used as cut flowers. When used as cut flowers the flowers are long-lasting. Amazon Dianthus will get anywhere from 18″ to 36″ with very strong stalks. When planting, remember the Amazon Dianthus love full sun and good drainage.
We have many other varieties!!!
Season: fall to spring
Color: Many colors, including variegated petals.
Garden habitat: In a garden or container.
Exposure: Full Sun. drought-tolerant, regular watering.