Dianthus
'Pinball Wizard'

Just SO beautiful! Like vintage-style carnations but much easier to grow and much more vigorous with upright, less floppy stems! Très romantique 2-3” super double light pink clove-scented blooms are heavily striped and flecked in bright cherry-pink – long lasting and delightful for cut flowers. To 12” x 12”, bloom time begins in mid-Spring and will last until Fall if you snip back spent stems. Handsome blue-green foliage forms a dense, weed-suppressing mat. Enchanting combined with annual Lobelia erinus ‘Fountain White’ (online). Hardy and reliable it takes heat and cold in stride; is deer resistant; drought tolerant (once established); also attracts butterflies and bees. Long-lived if grown on the edge of a bed in well-drained soil or container (3+ gal). Cut back to 4” tall in Fall.

Marti B.,
Gardener at Large

Sun/Part Sun
Avg./Low Water

Perennial
USDA zones 5-9a