Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Every year we grow out lots of variable Dianthus from seed, searching for our favorites and this year’s chosen one is ‘Electra’, named for its intensely vibrant magenta-rose, scented 2” blooms. Really just the best for long, long season bloom and delivering eye-thrilling electric “pop” in your garden. To 12” tall and 14” across with a low, dense, blue-green, weed-suppressing mat. Dianthus love drainage, so plant on the edge of the bed or in a container (5+ gal) with a 1” side-dress of compost in Spring/Summer. Do cut all Dianthus back to 3” tall in Fall for nice fresh growth next Spring.


Sun/Part Sun
Avg./Low water

USDA zones 4-10