Dianthus - Pinks


3 – 9


6 – 12 inches


full sun

By: Meriel Bradley

The Dianthus plant shown here is also commonly known as “Pinks”.

Pinks typically form a very tight ball of blue – silver grass-like foliage topped with beautiful, often fragrant flowers. 

The flowers come in a wider variety of colours and can be single or double but they all grow with a jagged edge to their petals.

The heaviest flowering will be in spring, but if you regularly deadhead the flowers you will continue to see new flower growth through the season.

They do best in full sun in a rich well-drained soil.

Quick Facts

Grows best in full sun

Repeat bloomer

Hardy zones 3 – 9

Often fragrant

Prefers a rich well-drained soil

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