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Dianthus First Love

Pinks, Carnations

$9.95 ea. (3+ discount) $9.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2019

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Plant Code: DIFV

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Sweetly fragrant flowers that change from white, to pink, to deep rose-all typically appearing at the same time from April to frost. The foliage is more upright, forming a jumble of green-blue leaves with flowers dancing above. Dianthus First Love is one of our longest flowering perennials.

Common name, Pinks, is due to the intricate fringed petals that appear as though they were cut with pinking shears. Mounding foliage is attractive, even in winter. Plant Select® varieties are durable, resilient and vibrant.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: White
Accent: Rose
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.