(11”tall x 11”wide) There’s nothing old-fashioned about Scent First® ‘Romance’ Dianthus. The ruffled blooms of this Garden Pink unfurl in late spring in shades of salmon pink with a crimson center and are bred specifically for scent and compact habit. Dianthus makes a fantastic cut flower, and the spicy, evocative fragrance is sure to encourage you to cut a few of those sturdy stems for inside vases. Grow in well-drained, alkaline to neutral soil in the front of a sunny bed or border or get creative – Dianthus love cracks between paving stones or bricks. The spiky, silvery blue foliage is attractive during the entire growing season and will make a great contrast against yellow flowers, such as coreopsis, as summer rolls on. ‘Romance’ Dianthus is deer resistant and will re-bloom if deadheaded and fed after its initial spring bloom. A terrific perennial choice for containers too.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Scent First® Romance Garden Pinks
Scent First® Romance Dianthus
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to mid summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Blue-green mounds of foliage.
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Evergreen, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
Royal Horicultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Poisonous if ingested. Skin and eye irritant. Toxic to dogs and cats.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|