Parent Species of The Plants We Offer:

Dianthus amurensis - a mat-forming, loosely branched species with deep green foliage up to 2" long. The 1/2 to 1 inch blooms are
deep purple to mauve flowers, and are produced all summer long.  This dianthus is found growing in East Asia.  Perennial

Dianthus plumarias -  the background species of the modern border pinks that come in colors ranging from pink to off white.  The
cultivars of this species are the most used group in the dianthus genus.  Perennial

Dianthus superbus - a loosely tufted species that has bluish green leaves, which are lanced shaped and up to 3" long.  Bearing single
fragrant flowers in summer that are from 1.5" to 2.5" across and are deeply fringed.  From mountainous areas in Europe and Asia.  
Perennial
Dianthus (Pinks)
The dianthus genus contains over three hundred species of perennials, biennials, and annuals.  
These species are native throughout Europe, Asia, US, and Japan.  The dianthus family has
more than ten thousand cultivars of different flower forms and uses.
Dianthus Growing Tips
  • Plant in a well-drained soil that is within a pH of 6.5 - 8.0.
  • Planting location should be in full sun.
  • Enrich soils light in organic matter with compost or like additive.
  • Use dolomitic lime to raise the pH of acidic soils
  • Mulch plants if desired.
  • In containers use a balance loam or add sand to store bought mixes for better drainage.
  • Place plant in ground at the same level as it was in its pot, planting too deep can lead to
    crown rot and eventual death of the plant.
  • Trim plants back after blooming halts to encourage a later set of blooms.
  • Fertilize in fall with compost or granular fertilizer.
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Dianthus amurensis 'Siberian Blues'
Lavender blooms borne heavily from late May -
July, and sporadically until the first frost.

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Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'
Pure white blooms with rich pink halos.  Low
growing foliage is great for suppressing weeds.

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Availability: In Stock
Dianthus 'Firewitch'
Silver tinted foliage gives way to a heavy flush of
blooms in late spring through the middle of summer
and blooms sporadically until frost.

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Availability: Fall '14
Dianthus plumarias 'White Lace'
Sweetly fragrant white blooms borne on top of
heavily silvered foliage.

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Availability: Sold Out