Kahori Dianthus (Dianthus x ‘Kahori’)
Border or Garden Pinks are a traditional garden plant that’s been around for ages and it’s easy to see why! The lilac-pink Kahori® Dianthus (Dianthus x ‘Kahori’) has lovely star-shaped blooms with fringed, toothed petals. These spicy-sweet scented lovelies brighten your garden edges and borders!
Creating low-growing mounds of silvery blue-green foliage, Dianthus occasionally remains evergreen in growing zones with warm winters. Neat and tidy compact mounds are naturals for edging and defining the fronts of sunny gardens with long-lasting color.
Blooming from spring until summer the foliage becomes smothered in vibrant color! Attracting butterflies, bees and the occasional hummingbird, these are incredibly fragrant blooms!
Heat and drought tolerant, Dianthus are easy-care, deer resistant perennials with great hardiness to urban conditions and the coldest winters.
Long used as a traditional edging and facer plants, Pinks add neat, tidy definition along the fronts of garden beds and borders! Acting as filler and spillers in your patio planters and balcony containers, even window boxes are fantastic for these tough sun-loving perennials!
The perfect size to tuck into established gardens of all sizes, it’s difficult to find an excuse why you should pass these adorable blooms up! For a long-lasting shock of color in early spring, container gardeners can use this versatile perennial no matter the size of their garden!
Cascading over retaining wall edges and blanketing slopes, it’s easy to make hard-to-mow areas in the sun something special. Allow to ramble and spill over rock walls or soften the tops of hardscapes with their delicate grassy foliage!
Cottage gardens, Rock gardens and Perennial beds receive a finishing touch with Dianthus as edging or a facer plant to hide bare stems. These are great for interspersing among larger perennials and shrubs as groundcover too! Pollinator gardens are natural sites for these beneficial nectar resources!
That ‘hell-strip’ along the road where the conditions can be tough on other plants, suit Dianthus just fine. Adorn your driveway or paths with rows of these lovelies for easy care property definition!
Preferring full sun, Dianthus can be evergreen in the warmer USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9. Provide at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, favoring the drying power of the morning sun. Very cold tolerant, they survive the winter’s chill amazingly well!
Grow these plants in all types of very well-drained soil with moderate moisture, they thrive in sandy or rocky, gravel sites. You can be assured they’ll perform in your fertile garden beds even better! Provide moderate, yet consistent moisture while young plants are getting established.
After, these are drought tolerant and tough perennials, but it is best to protect your investment by providing supplemental watering during extreme summer heat and times of drought.
Plant in neutral to slightly alkaline soil with moderate fertility. Mulch to keep the moisture consistent and to better insulate the roots from heat and cold.
Deer resistant and easy care, these perennial plants have been a landscaping standard for decades and continue to brighten gardens around the world. They are versatile perennials and the only care they require is occasional deadheading to keep those brilliant blooms returning until summer!
Once the large flush of lilac blooms has faded, cut or deadhead back to encourage a second, smaller burst of flowering.
|Common name||Kahori Dianthus|
|Botanical name||Dianthus x 'Kahori'|
|Height||8 - 12 inches|
|Width||12 - 18 inches|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|