Dianthus
'Rosy Cheeks'

Ruffly double rose-like blooms on this cottage-style charmer have an intense fruity scent that will perfume an entire room! Vibrant sweetheart-pink flowers 2” across bloom from late Spring to early Summer, and again in Fall. Erect, non-floppy stems makes this an excellent cut flower. Carefree plants 10-14” tall and 14-18” wide form a dense evergreen mat of strappy blue-green foliage. Grow in a sunny site with loose, fertile soil with excellent drainage. Cut back to 2-3” in Fall or early Spring before new growth emerges and shear spent flowers to encourage rebloom. This favorite of bees and butterflies is perfect for adding a joyful splash of color to a container, rock garden, or along a pathway where you can enjoy the delectable fragrance.

Janet,
Plant Whisperer

Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 5-9
(USPP# 14,045)