Dianthus superbus ssp. speciosus
 

Dianthus superbus ssp. speciosus

 
Addictively fragrant & divinely delicate, this is a cut flower & garden favorite that ranks high with scentaholics in general & with me. Each 1.5” bloom is dissected to an almost snowflake-like level, so if you’re a fan of visual detail this one’s for you even if you can’t smell a thing. Strongly perennial it stands up to our wet Winters & grows to 18” wide by 4” tall. In Spring, the fresh evergreen foliar mound gives way to a profusion of blooming stems ( up to 30” tall) plentiful enough that you get to pick one every day and carry it around right under your nose for many weeks. OM NOM NOM.    

Claire Woods
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Perennial
USDA Zones 3-10