Dianthus Sugar Plum

Scent FirstŪ Series

Pinks, Carnations

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2019

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Plant Code: DISU

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Layered tiers of red petals trimmed with white resemble the full ruffled petticoats worn by square dancers. Not to be outdone by its fragrant double blossoms, the mounding foliage is a stunning frosty blue.

From the Scent FirstŪ Series, choose a spot where you can enjoy the delicious spicy fragrance. Dianthus Sugar Plum is a charmingly sweet perennial perfect for rock gardens, edging or your favorite flower pot on the deck.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 10"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Red
Accent: White
Patent: PP21,398
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

Deadheading and picking flowers for indoors will prolong blooming. Do not shear foliage. Prefers a loose and sandy alkaline soil. Can be divided in spring every 2-3 years.