Dianthus
'Rosy Cheeks'

Ruffly double rose-like blooms on this cottage-style charmer have an intense fruity scent that will perfume an entire room! Vibrant coral flowers 2” across bloom from late Spring to early Summer, and again in Fall. Erect, non-floppy stems makes this an excellent cut flower. Carefree plants 10-14” tall and 14-18” wide form a dense evergreen mat of strappy blue-green foliage. Grow in a sunny site with loose, fertile soil with excellent drainage. Cut back to 2-3” in Fall or early Spring before new growth emerges and shear spent flowers to encourage rebloom. This favorite of bees and butterflies is perfect for adding a joyful splash of color to a container, rock garden, or along a pathway where you can enjoy the delectable fragrance.

Janet,
Plant Whisperer

Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 5-9
(USPP# 14,045)