Brilliant Dianthus

Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliant'

Scarlet masses of mildly fragrant blossoms grace this low growing plant for 8 to 10 weeks;shear for rebloom. Valued as edging and masses in perennial borders, cottage gardens. Perfect for rock gardens, troughs and window boxes. Evergreen perennial.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreThe carnation-like fragrance shared by the entire Dianthus family contributes to the popularity of these small perennials.
Average Size at MaturityFast growth 6 to 12 inches tall, 12 inches wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring through early summer
Design IdeasA traditional perennial of the English cottage gardens that steps across to the highbrow perennial border as well. Superb edging along walks and pathways. Perfectly suited to rock gardens and spilling over the top of curbs and walls. Well sized for pots, troughs and window boxes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth Habit12
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Poolside, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis charming Dianthus belongs with other cottage garden favorites such as Red Valerian, (Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'), Klaus Jiletto Stoke's Aster, (Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jelitto'), Nearly Wild Rose, (Rosa x 'Nearly Wild') and Violacea Plena Japanese Wisteria, (Wisteria floribunda 'Violacea Plena').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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