This is quite a large dianthus with plant size going up to 15 inches and blooms approaching 2 inches across. The frilly flowers come in a mixture of pink, red, purple, and rose, and all possess a delightfully spicy fragrance.
Perennial, Zones 5-9
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and lightly cover seeds
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing is not recommended for flowers in the first season.
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 12-15" x 12-15"
Spacing: 12" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Loose, rich, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms the first season when started early indoors.
Uses: Flower beds, containers, cut flowers, attracts pollinators
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Harvest flowers often for bouquets or deadhead for continuous blooms.