Dianthus
'Mad Hatter'
"Perpetual Carnation"

Dianthus 'Mad Hatter'

Oh my gosh, grow your own intensely fragrant, romantic Carnations without the gazillions of chemicals sprayed on commercial flowers! One of the old-time "Perpetual Carnations" reincarnated from the past by John Barrington (see p. 50), 'Mad Hatter's' 4" double blooms appear in multiples atop stout arching stems from mid-Spring till Fall above handsome blue-grey foliage. The more you cut, the more they produceespecially if you side-dress with 1" of compost twice a year. Grow at the edge of a bed or in a container (10+ gal). Provide well-drained soil and cut back to a few inches tall anytime to refresh.

Annie

Sun
Avg./Low water

Perennial
USDA zones 6-10a