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Dianthus

Dianthus

There is nothing quite like the classic look of a perennial dianthus plant. Their bluish-grey, grass-like foliage is particularly showy throughout the growing season, and different varieties have different foliage growth habits, from mounding to slightly trailing. Their small, carnation-like blooms cover the plant throughout the spring and early summer. Colors range from whites and pinks all the way to deep lilacs and reds, with many varieties mixing several colors for stunning combinations. Take a look below for a small sampling of some of the varieties we carry at Meadows Farms.

  • DOUBLE STAR STARLETTE

    Double Star Starlette Dianthus

    Pretty flowers are magenta with dark-red centre ring, covering mounds of fine foliage; great for flower arrangements; deadhead to rebloom; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display.

  • EASTERN STAR

    Eastern Star Dianthus

    Vivid flowers are bright red with deep dark red centers, above mounds of fine foliage; great for flower arrangements; deadhead to rebloom; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display.

  • FIREWITCH

    Firewitch Dianthus

    A robust variety bearing single, fuchsia flowers in late spring to early summer, over a cushion of blue-green, grass-like leaves; has a mild, clove-like, spicy fragrance; will sporadically re-bloom throughout the summer.

  • FROSTY FIRE

    Frosty Fire Dianthus

    Pretty double red flowers look like miniature carnations; rising above mounds of fine foliage; great for flower arrangements; deadhead to rebloom; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display.

  • NEON STAR

    Neon Star Dianthus

    Neon Star Pinks is blanketed in stunning fragrant hot pink frilly flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive narrow leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

  • PIXIE

    Pixie Dianthus

    This variety is noted for its compact habit, abundance of red-pink flowers and blue-green foliage; remove spent flower stems in the heat of mid-summer to promote additional blooming into fall; excellent for rock gardens, border fronts, and edging.

  • TINY RUBIES

    Tiny Rubies Dianthus

    A low mat of frilly, double pink flowers that rise above neat mounds of blue-green foliage; a great, hardy, and very tiny groundcover.

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