- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 20 Inches
- Mature Spread 8 - 20 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Are you looking for a plant that will add class and vibrancy to your garden with minimal effort? Kahori® Dianthus, commonly known as a carnation, will brighten your garden with its radiant, pink-colored blooms, beautiful silvery-blue, evergreen foliage, and aromatic scent! The name Dianthus comes from the Greek words dios and anthos, meaning divine and flower, and the name Kahori comes from the Japanese word for fragrance. This flower certainly lives up to its name, blooming long and bright from May to July, and can blossom into early fall with proper pruning.
Hardy in zones 4-8, Kahori® Dianthus will lure butterflies, hummingbirds, and a plethora of pollinators with its incredibly enticing scent. This herbaceous perennial is deer resistant, drought tolerant, cold tolerant, and marvelously low maintenance. You can easily cut flowers for indoor decoration. In addition, its tidy, compact form makes it perfect for borders and containers.
Kahori® Dianthus Care
Plant Kahori® Dianthus from early spring to late fall, in well-drained, average soil, in an area with at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. The more sun, the better! It is incredibly adaptable to different soil types but prefers drier, slightly more alkaline soil. If you have acidic soil, you can raise the pH by mixing in lime, which you can find at most garden and hardware stores. Water lightly once a day for the first few weeks after being transplanted. Once established, soak the roots twice a week. If you plant it in soil with a high clay content, water it less, as this soil has higher water retention. Mix some fertilizer into the soil when planting for the first time, or fertilize once in the early spring and halfway through the growing season for established plants. Use a formula to encourage blooming, and add a layer of mulch or compost annually in the winter.
As the season progresses, remove spent flowers by pinching them off or trimming where the base of the flower stem meets the main stem. This type of pruning is called deadheading and encourages new flower growth all season. Prune back foliage as needed to keep the desired shape. Leave the entire plant up for the winter, and prune back to 4 inches above the ground in early spring. Dig up and divide this perennial every three to four years to stimulate new, healthy growth and extend your garden.
Kahori® Dianthus Spacing
With a mature height of 20 inches and a spread of 8-20 inches, take care to space your plants at least 12 inches apart in a grouping. If choosing to grow in a container, use a pot no smaller than 8 inches in diameter.
Kahori® Dianthus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 4 - 20 Inches
|Mature Spread: 8 - 20 Inches
|Spacing: 12 Inches
|Flower Color(s): Pink
|Flower Description: Bright Pink
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Container Role: Filler
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant
|Common Name: Kahori® Dianthus
|Other Name(s): Kahori® Hardy Pinks
|Scientific Name: Dianthus x Kahori®
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
For more detailed information, please click here.
Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.