Dianthus (Carnation)

Low maintenance diversity, fragrant, and colorful

If you are looking for a flower that offers a fantastic choice of colors plus excellent applications, then the dianthus (carnation) is one to include in your selection. If your garden is limited to containers, you are in luck because dianthus will fit in well and are low maintenance. For those with more space, it can be used in mixed borders, cut flower gardens to heirloom gardens. Dianthus (carnations) are wildly fragrant while offering single or double blooms from spring to summer. The plant can grow from 6 to 36 inches tall and 4 to 18 inches wide. Some of its common names include cheddar pinks, China pinks, and florist carnation. It is an ideal flower for the novice to the master gardener.