Low growing spreading plant that offers early spring flower; color followed by attractive mat-like blue-green foliage
Prefers a well-drained soil in a full sun site.
'Brilliant' 3-6 inches tall pink flowers
'Flashing Light' 3-6 inches tall red flowers
'Zing Rose' 6-12 inches tall pink flowers
'Zing Salmon' 6-12 inches tall pink flowers
'Albus' 4-6 inches tall white flowers
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Pythium root rot, fusarium wilt, rhizoctonia crown rot, rust, alternaria, aphids
Well-drained soils help prolong the life of dianthus otherwise they are a short lived perennial. Cutting back plants by half after flowering helps to encourage a rebloom. Good drainage and alkaline soils helps promote rapid spread of plant. Hot humid summers result in melting out of the centers of the plant. Reported to be deer resistant.