Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors, most with blue/green or blue frosted quill-like foliage. Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant. A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. All are heat tolerant and low maintenance beauties.
Allow seed to fall for future plants. Do not prune for winter, but clean up in spring. Prefers a moist well-drained soil, mulching will help maintain moisture levels. Deadhead faded blooms to encourage new buds to form. Divide every few years in early spring when new growth appears. Lightly fertilize monthly to keep them growing and producing.