• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 1 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bright, Fragrant Blooms
    Blooms:
    Spring, repeating through fall if spent blooms are promptly removed.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:dy-AN-thus grat-ee-an-oh-pol-it-AH-nus
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 1 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Spring, repeating through fall if spent blooms are promptly removed.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsLavender (Lavandula); Phlox (Phlox); Coneflower (Echinacea); Speedwell (Veronica); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, neutral to slightly alkaline, loose, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild, periodic drought. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Remove spent blooms to encourage heavier blooming.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.