Southern Gardening: Amazon dianthus handles hot summers
If you’re looking for a plant that is attractive now but looks its best in the cooler months, you may be interested in the Dianthus. This is a group of versatile flowering plants that look good year-round.
Dianthus is called by many names, but the common name “pink” really is a good description. Colors include pink and red, but there are also nice white and lavender selections.
Bouquet Purple dianthus is an outstanding spring-flowering perennial that was selected as a Mississippi Medallion winner. The plants have the potential to grow up to 2 feet tall, and the bright, purple flowers are arranged on casual stems.