New dianthus…take a sniff

We love dianthus (hardy carnations), both for their evergreen foliage, drought tolerance, and deliciously fragrant flowers. Getting dianthus to flower is easy, it just that soon after flowering, most succumb to our hot, humid summers. Consequently, we celebrate when a new dianthus not only survives, but thrives. The latest trial subjects to sail through our weather extremes test are two new Walters Gardens introductions. 

Here is Dianthus ‘Marashino‘ growing in our rock garden surrounded by agaves and cactus. For us, flowering starts around mid-April

Not far away, here is Dianthus ‘Sweetie Pie’ with so many flowers that they almost obscure the silver grey foliage. We hope you like these as much as we do.

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