Gallon – $5.97
Dianthus – also known as Maiden Pinks or Sweet William – have long been favored and loved as a showy ground or bank cover or just as an edging plant. Maiden pinks are an evergreen perennial that will brighten any garden area. Beautiful as they are hardy, they grow in mats of green or silver leaves with red/ pink to salmon colored flowers. These plants are cold hardy and heat tolerant. Plant in full sun and hardy in zones 3-9.
An easy clean up in early spring will allow them to resume an active spring burst of growth.
Flashing Lights Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides) will grace your garden with mounds of bright green leaves and frilly crimson fragrant flowers each spring. Growing 6 inch high and 18 inches wide makes this a great plant for mass plantings, border edging, rock/alpine gardens or container gardens. Butterflies love them but deer do not so they are a win/win. They can be divided in early spring and have been known to self seed.
Firewitch Garden Pinks (Dianthus gratianopolitanus) is a very showy garden pink that has attractive gray-blue evergreen foliage and very fragrant rose-pink flowers. It will bless you with cheerful blooms in late spring to early summer. This beautiful plant was the 2005 Perennial Plant of the year. Grows to 8 inches tall and 18 inches wide and will thrive in average soil. Drought and deer resistance makes this the perfect plant for your garden.