The Scent First™ series of Dianthus are specifically bred for magnificent fragrance, color and form, making them heavenly additions to bouquets and cutflower arrangements. 'Passion' features cherry-red double blooms that look similar to a carnation. These striking blooms have an inviting scent, and last a long time in garden or vase. Make this award winner a focal point in your garden this season!
The bright blooms of 'Passion' resemble perfect rosebuds, many-petaled and nicely whorled. They release a spicy clove-like fragrance that is quite alluring and makes a pleasant change from the sweeter floral notes of many other flowers. No wonder this British-bred series has received top honors -- the Award of Garden Merit -- from the Royal Horticulture Society!
If you're looking for a brilliantly beautiful groundcover, border, or container plant, look no further than 'Passion'! Dianthus are perfectly suited for rock gardens and exposed hills, indifferent to drying winds and less-than-ideal soils provided the drainage is good. They are also charming in containers of all kinds, and make superb cut-flowers for the buttonhole, the nosegay, and the small vase.
This easy-to-grow little perennial blooms from early spring all the way until fall. Remove spent flowers and fertilize occasionally to encourage a heavier rebloom. The blooms appear atop long, slender blue-green foliage on plants up to 18 inches wide and 12 inches tall.
'Passion' is unpalatable to both deer and rabbits, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and is very low maintenance. Simply plant in a sunny, well drained spot and it will bloom like clockwork, blessing your landscape with gorgeous color and delicious scent! Zones 5 to 9.