Garden Pink

dianthus Garden Pink
Garden Pink (Dianthus chinensis)

A good annual to include in the early spring and fall garden as they prefer cooler temperatures. Many good hybrids now available to help with the weather tolerance. Taller varieties good as cut flowers. Under some conditions and with light protection, they may be perennial.

  • Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 6 - 18 Inches
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Bloom Color: Bi-color, Pink, Red, White
  • Bloom Season: May - October
  • Hardiness: Hardy Annual
  • Size: Small, Medium
Planting Garden Pink Dianthus
  • Full sun to very light shade.
  • Provide some shelter for the very hottest sun.
  • Well drained, organic soils. Good drainage is critical in growing dianthus so as to avoid root and stem problems.
  • Deadheading helps to prolong bloom.
  • Leave a few seed heads to allow the plant to self-sow and return next season