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Dianthus Kahori (Garden Pinks)
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Dianthus Kahori

Garden Pinks

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Dianthus Kahori' is a hybrid dianthus that typically grows in an upright rounded mound to 8-12" tall and to 12-18" wide. It is noted for its long summer bloom of fragrant rosy pink flowers. Flowers bloom from late spring to early summer with continued but somewhat sporadic additional bloom to fall. Narrow, linear, gray-green leaves typically form a dense mound of grass-like foliage. Leaves are evergreen in warm winter climates. The common name of pink for plants in the genus Dianthus is in probable reference to the flower petal margins they appear to have been cut with pinking shears and not to flower color. 'Kahori' from Japanese means fragrant in obvious reference to the flowers. This is a plant you will love for many years.  Expect an incredible number of blooms throughout the summer on compact 4-6” tall plants with foliage that continues to look fresh and unstressed. Grayish-green grassy foliage is covered with clove-scented dark pink flowers from late spring to late summer. An occasional light shearing keeps plants looking tidy and promotes flowering. Great for vivid color in small containers, on the edge of the border or in rock gardens.  Plant 18” apart.

Characteristics & Attributes for Dianthus Kahori

Full Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Foliage Color
Flower Color
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest
Zone 8
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