Botanical Name: Dianthus plumarius
Native: Southeast and middle Europe
Hardiness: Short-lived perennial in USDA zones 3-9
Plant Dimensions: 12″–18″ tall
Variety Information: Sweetly scented, 1″–1½” white, pink, rose, red, purplish, bi-colored flowers. Edges are heavily fringed.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Spring
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Sow up until early summer for bloom the following year.
When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 14–30 days
Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8″
Thinning: When ½” tall, thin to 1 every 8″