Dianthus Kahori Pink
Dianthus Kahori Pink

Pinks

Kahori means fragrance in Japanese and the bright pink, star-shaped flowers are really fragrant. In late spring to early summer the plant is smothered in bright pink blooms. It will continue with sporadic rebloom throughout the summer.  This is a an excellent edger or rock garden plant and a magnet for butterflies.

Dianthus KahoriĀ® Pink is a versatile perennial at home in mixed borders, containers, butterfly, heirloom and cutting gardens. A sun-loving beauty! The more the flowers are cut, the more they bloom.

  • Height: 15-20 cm (6-8 in)
  • Spread: 25-30 cm (10-12 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 6 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: late spring to early summer with rebloom
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dianthus grow best in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Dianthus can be grown in full sun or part shade, but the foliage will not be as lush and fewer flowers will be produced if it is grown in hot, dry areas. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary. However, they are tolerant of short periods of dryness. Plant them at the same level they were growing in the pots, Pinch or snip off dead flowers to prevent seed formation and encourage additional blooming. At the end of the growing season, cut flower stems back to the ground. Mulch is helpful but keep it away from the crown of the plant.