Big Red Flowers with a Delicious Clove Scent!
• Specially Selected for Heady, Sweet Fragrance
• Rich, non-Fading Color and Highly Sought, Fully Double Form
• Long-Blooming in the Garden, and a Great Cut Flower
Bred for Heady Fragrance, Brilliant Color and Big Blooms
Passion comes from a series of Dianthus called Scent First – and does it ever live up to this name! Its spicy scent bears scant resemblance to the cloyingly sweet scent of florist’s Carnations, but is redolent of cloves and exotic spices, with just a hint of vanilla; walking by these flowers on a warm afternoon is a true sensory delight! The blooms are unusually large, and they are almost like small roses with their double form packed full of petals. Their color is an unusually vibrant red, and they last an exceptionally long time, whether in the garden or in a vase.
Enjoy these Beauties Spring through Fall
This dainty beauty blooms extremely heavily in spring, with a nice smattering of blooms during the summer and into fall. As with any Dianthus, deadheading will encourage rebloom.
So Useful in the Garden, and a Great Groundcover for Difficult Spots
Narrow blue-green leaves form a dense, low mat that spreads 15 to 18 inches, great for the edge of a raised bed, and an interesting, uncommon ground cover for an exposed sloping area. And, of course, it is a great companion to blues and yellows in your perennial bed. In fact, it is a great choice for any well-drained spot with plenty of sun!
Very easy to grow! Not picky as to soils, it will do well even in difficult sites with wind exposure and poor sandy soil. Its one absolute must is good drainage. Choose a sunny slope or the edge of a raised bed for planting to ensure it does not stand in wet soil, especially in the winter. Otherwise, it really helps to add organic matter the hole when you plant.