‘Scent First Coconut Surprise’

So, how many flowers do you know that emit a strong coconut fragrance? None, right?  Well, now you do, and not only does it smell delicious, it delivers masses of double white, frilly-edged 2” blooms with distinct, blood-red centers. Floating on short 3” stems above the dense, weed-suppressing, 5” x 12” bluish foliage, the prolific blooms just keep coming from Spring to end of Summer if you deadhead or cut them for bedside aromatherapy. Best as edging, since Dianthus love excellent drainage or grow in a container (3+ gal). Side-dress with compost twice a season for happiest experience and cut back to 3” in Fall to keep it tidy for next  year. Deer resistant!

Plant Unicorn

Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

USDA zones 5-10
(USPP# 18,828)