Outstanding spring cut flowers and fragrant garden plants, dianthus form a silvery mound of foliage year round that's perfect for the front of garden beds and borders.
Dianthus are easy to grow perennials. Plant in full sun in a fertile, free-draining soil. Improve soil prior to planting with organic matter. Dianthus flower best in alkaline soils. Deadhead regularly to extend flowering. Drought tolerant once established. Avoid water-logged soils, especially in winter.