Hardy Dianthus Details

Hardy Dianthus

  • Also Known As: Hardy Carnation, Cheddar Pinks
  • Botanical Name: Dianthus x hybrids
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Border - Edge, Container, Deer Resistant, Fragrance, Rock Garden, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: Pink, Red, White, Lavender
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 0.5'
  • Plant Height: 0.6'


Short-lived perennial. Need well-drained soil. Spicy clove fragrance. Attractive blue-gray evergreen foliage in tight and tidy mounds. 'Firewitch' and 'Bath's Pink' are two of the most reliable selections.

Perennial Care Guide

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Hardy Dianthus Photos