Dianthus Candy Floss

Scent FirstŪ Series

Pinks, Carnations

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2019

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Plant Code: DICF

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Irresistibly sweet, soft pink double flowers swirled with richer pink tones resemble cotton candy (called Candy Floss in Great Britain). Spicy fragrant blossoms sparkle against compact silvery blue green foliage combining to make Candy Floss a welcome treat for your garden. Winner of Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

From the Scent First Series, choose a spot where you can enjoy the delicious spicy fragrance. Perfect for rock gardens, edging or your favorite flower pot on the deck.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 6-10"
Spacing: Plant 10-12" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Pink
Patent: PP15,903
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming

Dianthus General Information

Foliage remains evergreen in all but the coldest winters. 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.

Dianthus Plant Care

Shear off old flowering stems and approximately 1/3 of the foliage after blooming. Foliage will quickly recover and look nice, even into winter. Prefers loose and sandy alkaline soils. Can be divided in spring every 2-3 years.