'Pinball Wizard'

Dianthus Pinball Wizard

A dazzling, highly fragrant, picture-perfect old-fashioned Dianthus! At 12”x12”, it’s compact enough for a container but showy enough to shine at the edge of any garden bed. In Spring, it produces abundant long stemmed, clove-scented,fully double, clear pink 2” blooms with deep crimson spackling. With deadheading it will re-bloom in Summer and Fall, providing loads of flowers for fragrant bouquets. Forms a sturdy mound of attractive silver-blue foliage that is evergreen in mild Winter climates.Hardy and reliable, it takes heat and cold in stride; is deer resistant; drought tolerant (once established); also attracts butterflies and bees. Provide rich, very well-draining soil and low water only - overwatering will rot their roots. Grow in Sun (Part Shade in hot areas). Compost once or twice throughout the bloom season for best show. Cut back to 6” after bloom is finished in Fall for a fresh and healthy plant come Spring.

Marti B.,
Gardener at Large

Sun/Part Shade
Low Water

USDA zones 5-10a