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The flower family of dianthus has several characteristics such as: hardy, herbaceous, perennial, and producing bright, fragrant blooms. Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants that can also be used for ground covers since many of them spread wider then they get tall. The name Dianthus is from the Greek words for God and flowers. Its genus can include Carnations, Picotees, and Sweet William. Dianthus flower seeds are easy to grow and prefer full sun, moderate climates, and rich, well drained soil. Perennial Dianthus is often evergreen or semi-evergreen. The dark green foliage stays evergreen in winter months except in northern climates. The evergreen foliage and the long flowering season allows for interesting year-around displays of foliage in the winter and flowers in spring, summer, and fall. Dianthus are used in containers, mixed plantings, cut flower gardens, scented gardens, butterfly gardens, borders, and can be used in mass plantings from flower seeds.

Dianthus is deer resistant and multiplies readily. Along with well drained soil, select a site with neutral to alkaline soil pH. Dianthus will not tolerate wet soils, especially in the winter. Remove spent blooms on tall varieties or cut back mounding plants after they flower to encourage rebloom. Dianthus plants need good air circulation and they should not be heavily mulched. A very light mulch at the base of the plant is sufficient for weed control. Use an light application of all purpose fertilizer every 6 to 8 weeks to promote flowering. Dianthus may be divided every 3 to 4 years by digging the plant up and splitting the base into divisions and replanting. Water thoroughly upon replanting.


Dianthus Seeds - Albus

Dianthus (Dianthus Barbatus Albus) - This white Sweet William Dianthus is a wonder of a plant, with tiny 3/4 inch florets of glistening white that crowd one another on big 4 to 7 inch bloom clusters. Sow Dianthus seeds and have blooms in just 3 months!

Dianthus Seeds - Alwoodii

Alwood Pink (Dianthus Alwoodii Alpinus) - Another great variety that can be grown from Dianthus seeds! Dianthus allwoodii, also known as Dianthus Alwood Pink, grows low mounds of sprawling, blue grey, linear, grass-like foliage that bears colorful, fragrant, pink flowers that continuously bloom throughout the summer.

Dianthus Seeds - Amurensis

Amur River Pink (Dianthus Amurensis) - Commonly called Amur Pinks, this is a hardy perennial Dianthus that is easily grown from flower seeds. The Dianthus blooms will start in the middle of spring and flower until the first heavy frost of fall.

Dianthus Seeds - Arenarius

Dianthus (Dianthus Arenarius White) - Easy-to-grow from Dianthus flower seed, these white, 1 inch blooms in mid-summer adorn Dianthus Arenarius on its narrow, blue-green leaves. When in bloom, the flowers have a sweet scent. Dianthus Arenarius is a good plant for the rock garden or the front of the border, or use as a mass planting.

Dianthus Seeds - Cheddar Pink

Dianthus (Dianthus Gratianopolitanus Cheddar Pink) - Dianthus Gratianopolitanus Cheddar Pink is a stunning, wide-spreading ground cover plant with grassy, blue-green foliage and pink flowers. It establishes easily from Dianthus seeds, and it can be used to edge a flower bed or grow it in your rock garden for a splash of cool color.

Dianthus Seeds - Dunetti

Dianthus (Dianthus Barbatus Dunetti) - This crimson red Sweet William Dianthus is a compact, upright plant about 18 to 24 inches tall, vigorous and eager to please. Dianthus Barbatus Dunetti will get clusters of crimson red flowers that will catch your eye and the eye of your neighbors. Easily grown from Dianthus seeds, this plant will bloom in about 3 months.

Dianthus Seeds - Heddewigii

Japanese Pinks (Dianthus Heddewigii Black & White) - Start this dramatic annual from Dianthus seeds, and enjoy its bold statement in the flower border. Dianthus Heddewiggii is often referred to as Japanese Pinks. The name Pink does not refer to the color but rather to the serrated edges which look like they have been cut with pinking shears.

Dianthus Seeds - Holborn

Dianthus (Dianthus Barbatus Holborn Glory) - Dianthus Barbatus Holborn Glory is an heirloom variety with flower trusses that are a lovely combination of purple red and a pristine white ring bloom on straight, stiff stalks which easily grow from Dianthus seeds.

Dianthus Seeds - Maiden Pink

Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides Red) - Grow this outstanding, low growing flower from Dianthus seeds! Commonly called Maiden Pink, this perennial remains green year round with 1 inch fragrant blooms of pink and red hues concentrated at the top during its blooming season from spring to summer.

Dianthus Seeds - Maiden Pink White

Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides White) - The Maiden Pink flowers keep their beauty even during the hottest summer months. It is a liberal self-sower, dropping its own flower seeds, so it will fill in nicely, making it a great ground cover or border plant.

Dianthus Seeds - Merry-Go-Round

Chinese Pink (Dianthus Chinensis Merry-Go-Round) - Grow this carefree annual from Dianthus seeds, and enjoy its long bloom season. Dianthus Chinensis is often referred to as Chinese Pink or Indian Pink and is low-growing and looks wonderful in the front of the border or in containers.

Dianthus Seeds - Oeschberg

Dianthus (Dianthus Barbatus Oeschberg) -  Start Dianthus seeds for this dark beauty! This Dianthus Sweet William with crimson-black foliage and deep violet purple flowers is one of our favorite Dianthus flowers. It's excellent in leaf and bud and even better in full flower and has a vase life of at least ten days.

Dianthus Seeds - Pink Beauty

Dianthus (Dianthus Barbatus Pink Beauty) - Start these lovely additions to the garden from Dianthus flower seeds! Not only one of the most popular cut flowers, but also a must in borders, cottage gardens, or behind flowering ground covers.

Dianthus Seeds - Sonata

Dianthus (Dianthus Plumarius Sonata) - Dianthus Plumarius Sonata is a double-flowered mix this is short enough to be used as a flowering ground cover. It establishes readily from Dianthus flower seeds, and it will attract bees and butterflies into the garden.

Dianthus Seeds - Spring Beauty

Dianthus (Dianthus Plumarius Spring Beauty) - Dianthus Cottage Pinks establish well from flower seeds, and they work well for edging, in the front of the border, used as a ground cover plant, for rock gardens and to interplant in rock walls. The blooms are fragrant, fringed double and semi-double in a range of pinks, reds and white.

Dianthus Seeds - Superbus Mix

Superb Pink (Dianthus Superbus Hybrids Mix) - Start this Dianthus flower seed mix for shades of red, rose and white. Dianthus Superbus mix is a perennial Dianthus that reaches approximately 16 inches in height. Dianthus Superbus is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender.

Dianthus Seeds - Superbus Red

Superb Pink (Dianthus Superbus Red) - Dianthus Superbus Red is a perennial dianthus grown from flower seed which reaches approximately 16 inches in height. Dianthus Superbus is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender. It typically blooms with red flowers from late spring to early fall. The flowers are heavily fringed unlike any other dianthus. They are also very fragrant, have upright stems, and will actually begin flowering the first year when planted from flower seed even though this is a perennial dianthus.

Dianthus Seeds - Superbus Rose

Superb Pink (Dianthus Superbus Rose) - Easy to care for and long-lived, grow Dianthus seeds for these showy perennial flowers. Dianthus Superbus will begin blooming the first year even when grown from flower seeds.

Dianthus Seeds - Superbus Spooky

Superb Pink (Dianthus Superbus Spooky Mix) - The sweet, candy-like fragrance is a wonderful benefit of growing this Dianthus seed. Dianthus Superbus Spooky mix is a perennial Dianthus commonly called Superb Pink. The Dianthus plants reach approximately 16 inches in height.

Dianthus Seeds - Superbus White

Superb Pink (Dianthus Superbus White) - These frilled white blooms of Dianthus Superbus are a must have for any flower garden. Start Dianthus seeds and grow as many plants as your garden can hold. Create a lush mound with these Dianthus Superbus plants that contrast nicely with foliage type plants.

Dianthus Seeds - Sweet William Mix

Sweet William Mix (Dianthus Barbatus) - There is no disappointment with this wild flower seed! It is winter hardy to USDA Zones 3-9. This Dianthus Sweet William mix is a short-lived perennial wild flower seed that is perhaps best grown as a biennial.

Dianthus Seeds - Sweetness

Dianthus (Dianthus Plumarius Sweetness) - Dianthus Sweetness flowers for months on compact, mat-forming, evergreen, plants. This perennial easily Dianthus Plumarius seed, so make room in your garden for this beautiful flower!