Dianthus Seeds - 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's one of my favorite dianthus because it goes with everything. It looks especially nice with deeply colored flowers like Geum 'Blazing Sunset', which blooms at the same time.

Also known as Sand Pink. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. 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 Holborn Glory
Dianthus barbatus Mix
(Sweet William)

1,000 seeds   $2.00




photo by Nathan Allred                          
Sweet William 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 Mix is a good choice for a cutting garden. It will provide you with a bounty of colorful, fragrant flowers over a long season.

Dianthus barbatus is easy to grow and very rewarding. It's 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 'Dunetti'
(Sweet William)

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

In my experience, it sometimes works better to sow Dianthus barbatus seeds directly in the garden rather than indoors, even though outdoor sowing has a lower germination rate. It depends on the garden conditions like weather and soil. Try it both ways to see what works for you. Hardy in zones 3-9.

height 20"
spacing 12"


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

200 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.

The salmon pink color looks good in warm color schemes or with anything blue or white. It's shown here with Nigella '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 '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. It makes a charming addition to the cottage garden.

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 Mix'
(Dianthus caryophyllus)

160 seeds   $2.50                      
Carnation 'Giant Chabaud Mix' blooms in summer with large, double flowers in shades of pink, red, white, violet, yellow, salmon, orange and bicolors. The frilly flowers have a delicious clove fragrance.

Canrations tolerate heat, drought and poor soil. The blue-green foliage is quite attractive. Easy to grow. Wonderful for cutting. The flower petals are edible.

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Chabaud Mix' is a biennial or short-lived perennial. Also known as Carnation 'Chabaud Giant Model Mix' and Carnation 'Giant Chabaud Double Mixed'. Hardy in zones 6-10.

height 24"
spacing 15"


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

200 seeds   $2.50




photo by Timothy Venhuizen                      
Carnation 'Grenadin Mix' blooms in summer with fragrant, double flowers in shades of pink, red, rose, yellow and white. The plants are relatively compact, and the blue-green foliage is very attractive.

Also known as Carnation 'Grenadin Double Mixture'. These were bred to be more cold hardy than other carnations. They can tolerate heat, drought and poor soil. Easy to grow. Great for cutting.

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Grenadin Mix' is a biennial or short-lived perennial. 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.

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

height 20"
spacing 15"


Dianthus carthusianorum
Dianthus carthusianorum
(Clusterhead Pink)

150 seeds   $2.50                
If you want a plant that none of your gardening friends has, try Dianthus carthusianorum (if you can pronounce it). This tall perennial blooms in June and July with clusters of cool pink flowers that attract butterflies.

In my garden, Dianthus carthusianorum is lovely combined with Digitalis lutea and Nigella damascena. It's shown here poking through the foliage of a rose.

Also known as Clusterhead Pink. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 5-9.

height 36"
spacing 12"


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

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

Flashing Lights dianthus forms a low mat of evergreen leaves topped in late spring to early summer with glowing, crimson-red flowers. It's perfect for the rock garden or the border's edge. The dark green foliage is attractive all season.

Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Lights' is drought tolerant and easy to grow. Also known as Maiden Pink. Deer resistant. Hardy perennial in zones 3-9.

height 6"
width 12"


Dianthus pinifolius
Dianthus pinifolius
(Dwarf Pineleaf Garden Pink)

100 seeds   $3.50                 
Dianthus pinifolius is an intriguing perennial that forms small mounds of grass-like leaves with narrow stems of clustered, crimson-red flowers. The tiny, lightly fragrant 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.

Dianthus pinifolius is native to Turkey. Hardy perennial in zones 4-8.

height 12"
spacing 12"


Dianthus superbus 'Crimsonia'
Dianthus '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.

Also known Dianthus superbus 'Red', Fringed Pink and Superb Pink. The flower petals are edible. Hardy perennial in zones 3-8.

height 16"
spacing 12"

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