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Scent First® Romance Dianthus

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Scent First® Romance Dianthus (Garden Pinks) is compact in habit, but not short on blooms. It gives sunny gardens a beautiful display of salmon pink blooms in late spring and a spicy sweet fragrance. ‘Romance’ also boasts an attractive, low mounding habit of spiky silver-blue foliage, perfect for border edging. Deer resistant. Great cut flower. (Dianthus)
key features
Botanical Name
Dianthus Scent First® Romance
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-10" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer


(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.