Dianthus Seeds (Carnation, Pinks, Sweet William) - Diane's Flower Seeds
Dianthus arenarius
(Sand Pink)

120 seeds   $2.75                
Dianthus arenarius blooms in mid summer with pure white, fringed flowers on compact mounds of narrow, blue-green leaves. The flowers are lightly fragrant.

Dianthus arenarius is a good plant for the rock garden or the front of the border. It looks especially nice with deeply colored flowers like Geum 'Blazing Sunset', which blooms at the same time. Hardy perennial in zones 3-8.

height 12"  spacing 12"


Dianthus arenarius
Dianthus Seeds

Dianthus is a genus of plants that includes carnations, pinks and Sweet William. The fragrant flowers come in a wide range of colors, heights and forms.

Sowing Dianthus Seeds

Start dianthus seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun. Dianthus barbatus can be direct sown outdoors.

Dianthus barbatus Mixed
Dianthus barbatus Mix
(Sweet William)

1,000 seeds   $2.00  




Image courtesy Thompson & Morgan      
Dianthus barbatus Mix is a popular cottage garden plant with solid or bicolor flowers in various shades of pink, red and white. The sweetly fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Dianthus barbatus is a biennial or short-lived perennial. The seeds can be direct sown outdoors after the last frost date. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 20"  spacing 12"


Dianthus barbatus 'Dunetti''
Dianthus barbatus 'Dunetti'
(Sweet William)

400 seeds   $2.50       
Dianthus barbatus 'Dunetti' is a single color of Sweet William with deep crimson-red flowers. The rich color goes well with many other perennials and annuals in the June garden.

Dianthus barbatus is a must-have plant for the cottage garden. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Hardy biennial in zones 3-9.

height 20"  spacing 12"


Dianthus barbatus 'Holborn Glory'
Dianthus barbatus Newport Pink
Dianthus barbatus 'Newport Pink'
(Sweet William)

400 seeds   $2.50                                           
Dianthus barbatus 'Newport Pink' blooms in a warm shade of salmon pink. The fragrant flowers appear in early summer on bushy plants. It's shown here with Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll Blue'.

Sweet William 'Newport Pink' is an heirloom flower. It first appeared in 1926. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 20"  spacing 12"


Dianthus barbatus 'Holborn Glory'
(Sweet William)

400 seeds   $2.50




photo by Nathan Allred     
Dianthus barbatus 'Holborn Glory' is an heirloom variety of Sweet William with bicolor flowers in raspberry-red and pure white.

Sweet William 'Holborn Glory' is one of the most intriguing varieties that I've ever grown. The colorful flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 20"  spacing 12"


Carnation 'Giant Chabaud Mixed'
(Dianthus caryophyllus)

160 seeds   $2.50  




Image courtesy Thompson & Morgan                      
Carnation 'Giant Chabaud Mix' blooms in midsummer with large, double flowers in shades of pink, red, white, violet, yellow, salmon, orange and bicolors. The frilly flowers have a delicious clove fragrance. Wonderful for cutting.

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Chabaud Mix' is a biennial or short-lived perennial. Hardy in zones 6-10.

height 24"  spacing 15"


Carnation 'Grenadin Mix'
Carnation 'Grenadin Double Mix'
(Dianthus caryophyllus)

200 seeds   $2.50        
Carnation 'Grenadin Double Mix' is a mixture of fragrant, double flowers in shades of pink, red, burgundy, yellow and white. The plants are relatively compact, and the blue-green foliage is very attractive.

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Grenadin Double Mix' is more cold hardy than other carnations. It tolerates heat, drought and poor soil. Hardy in zones 5-10.

height 20"  spacing 15"


Carnation 'King of Blacks'
Carnation 'King of Blacks'
(Dianthus caryophyllus)

100 seeds   $2.50




photo by Alana Hammons                
Carnation 'King of the Blacks' blooms in summer with double, reddish-purple flowers that are dark enough to appear black from a distance. It's a wonderful carnation for the garden or the vase.

Also known as Carnation 'Grenadin King of Blacks'. This is a selection from the Grenadin Mix. Hardy in zones 5-10.

height 20"  spacing 15"


Dianthus carthusianorum
Dianthus carthusianorum
(Clusterhead Pink)

150 seeds   $2.50                
Dianthus carthusianorum blooms in June and July with clusters of cool pink flowers on the tops of tall stems. It attracts butterflies.

In my garden, Dianthus carthusianorum looks lovely with Digitalis lutea and Nigella damascena. It's shown here poking through the foliage of a rose. Hardy perennial in zones 5-9.

height 36"  spacing 12"


Dianthus deltoides Flashing Lights
Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Light'
(Maiden Pink)

200 seeds   $2.50                         
Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Light' is always a big hit with garden visitors. Everyone who sees it says, "Wow!" 

Dianthus 'Flashing Light' forms a low mat of evergreen leaves topped in late spring to early summer with glowing, crimson-red flowers. Also known as Dianthus deltoides 'Confetti Deep Red'. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 8"  spacing 12"


Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliant'
Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliant'
(Maiden Pink)

200 seeds   $2.50               
Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliant' produces loads of bright red flowers in late spring to early summer. The mat-forming, evergreen plants are attractive all season.

Dianthus 'Brilliant' is a wonderful perennial for the rock garden or the edge of a path. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant. Also known as Dianthus deltoides 'Confetti Cherry Red'. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 8"  spacing 12"


Dianthus superbus 'Crimsonia'
Dianthus superbus 'Crimsonia'
(Fringed Pink)

180 seeds   $2.50                
Dianthus superbus 'Crimsonia' has feathery, crimson-red flowers with a spicy fragrance from May to August. The narrow, blue-green foliage is evergreen.

Dianthus 'Crimsonia' makes a great addition to the cottage garden. It blooms the first year from seed if started early indoors. It may repeat bloom if cut back after the first flush is over. It's a lovely cut flower. Hardy perennial in zones 3-8.

height 16"  spacing 12"

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Dianthus pinifolius forms small mounds of grass-like leaves with narrow stems of clustered, crimson-red flowers. The tiny flowers attract butterflies.

Dianthus pinifolius blooms in late spring to early summer, adding a touch of airy grace to the rock garden. It is surprisingly tough, tolerating drought and poor soil. I grow it along the edge of the driveway. Hardy perennial in zones 4-8.

height 12"  spacing 12"


Dianthus pinifolius
Dianthus pinifolius
(Dwarf Pineleaf Garden Pink)

100 seeds   $3.00                 
Carnation 'Giant Chabaud Mixed'
Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'
Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'
(Maiden Pink)

200 seeds   $2.50

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Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' has pure white flowers with a crimson-red eye. It's a lovely variety for the rock garden or the front of the border.

Dianthus 'Arctic Fire' can be grown in containers. The patterned flowers are fascinating to look at up close. The evergreen foliage is attractive, even when the plants are not blooming. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 8"  spacing 12"