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Dianthus

Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants including annuals, evergreen perennials or subshrubs with narrow, usually silvery-grey leaves and showy flowers with notched petals. Common names include Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus), Pink (Dianthus plumarius and related species) and Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). Most Dianthus varieties have fragrant flowers in shades of pink, red, or white. Deer resistant, multiplying ready, great for cut flowers, there are so many types of Dianthus that there is surely one for your garden.

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Dianthus 'Candy Floss' (Pink)

Very compact and free flowering, Dianthus 'Candy Floss' (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of highly scented, fully double, pale sugar pink flowers, adorned with purplish-red markings near the center. The delicately toothed petals develop darker shades of pink at maturity.

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Dianthus 'Coconut Punch' (Pink)

Very compact and free flowering, Dianthus 'Coconut Punch' (Pink) is an eye-catching evergreen perennial with masses of fragrant, fully double, deep red flowers, up to 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with white markings in the center of each petal. As the flowers mature, the white markings expand and the red color lightens, leaving a wine colored ring around each petal.

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Dianthus 'Coconut Surprise' (Pink)

Very compact and free flowering, Dianthus 'Coconut Surprise' (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of delightfully scented, pure white double flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with a claret red eye. Blooming in late spring through summer (with regular deadheading), the elegantly frilled blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'Coral Reef' (Pink)

Very compact and free flowering, Dianthus 'Coral Reef' (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of delightfully scented, deep coral double flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with white picotee edges. Blooming in late spring through summer (with regular deadheading), the elegantly frilled blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'EverLast Burgundy Blush' (Pink)

Extremely floriferous in each season, Dianthus 'EverLast Burgundy Blush' (Pink) is a striking evergreen perennial with masses of strongly fragrant, ruby-red flowers adorned with frilly margins of hot pink. Blooming in spring, late into summer, and again in fall, the cheerful blossoms rise on erect stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'EverLast Lilac Eye' (Pink)

Extremely floriferous in each season, Dianthus 'EverLast Lilac Eye' (Pink) is a striking evergreen perennial with masses of strongly fragrant, lilac-pink, ruffled flowers adorned with deep burgundy centers. Blooming in spring, late into summer, and again in fall, the cheerful blossoms rise on erect stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'Fire and Ice' (Pink)

Very compact and free flowering, Dianthus 'Fire and Ice' (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of delightfully scented, raspberry flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with tiny light pink spots and white picotee edges. Blooming in early summer and early fall, the cheerful blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, gray-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'Fire Star' (Pink)

Noted for its compact growth and long blooming season, Dianthus 'Fire Star' (Pink) is a vigorous semi-evergreen perennial which produces an abundance of clove-scented, brilliant red flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with a darker crimson eye. Blooming in late spring to mid summer, the fiery blossoms, up to 3-5 per stem, rise slightly above a dense glaucous mound of narrow, gray-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'Fizzy' (Pink)

One of the earliest and longest flowering, Dianthus 'Fizzy' (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of wonderfully scented, double, lavender flowers adorned with serrated edges and deep purple centers. Blooming in early to mid spring through late summer (with regular deadheading), the frilly blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'Frosty Fire' (Pink)

Dianthus 'Frosty Fire' (Pink) is an eye-catching evergreen perennial with masses of fragrant, fiery red, double flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Blooming in early summer and early fall, the vivid blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, icy blue-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'Georgia Peach Pie' (Pink)

Very compact and free flowering, Dianthus 'Georgia Peach Pie' (Pink) is an elegant evergreen perennial with masses of delightfully scented, palest blush pink flowers adorned with vibrant coral centers. Blooming in late spring with a repeat in summer and fall (with regular deadheading), the large single blossoms rise on short, sturdy stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'Green Ball' (Sweet William)

Quite unique, Dianthus barbatus 'Green Ball' (Sweet William) produces perfectly round, fuzzy, ball-shaped, lime green flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), in late spring and summer. The vivid blossoms rise on stiff, erect stems clad with long, glossy, dark green leaves. This hardy annual or short-lived perennial is a charming addition to beds and containers.

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Dianthus 'Memories'

A modern and improved version of the old-time favorite 'Mrs Sinkins' introduced in 1863, Dianthus 'Memories' (Pink) is a lovely evergreen perennial with masses of highly scented, fully double, pure white flowers. Blooming in late spring through summer (with regular deadheading), the elegantly frilled blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves.

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Dianthus 'Neon Star' (Pink)

Compact and vigorous, Dianthus 'Neon Star' (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of iridescent, clove scented, single cerise flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm). Blooming from late spring to late summer (with regular deadheading), the frilly blossoms rise on sturdy stems above a tidy mound of grassy, silver-blue leaves.

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Dianthus 'Passion' (Pink)

Very compact and free flowering, Dianthus 'Passion' (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of highly scented, rich velvety red, double flowers. Blooming in late spring through summer (with regular deadheading), the elegantly frilled blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves.

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