Dianthus Early Bird 'Frosty'
- White carnation-like flowers
- Lovely fragrance
Dianthus Early Bird 'Frosty' makes an excellent choice for containers, edging, or borders. The blue-green foliage gives way to double, bright white flowers in early spring and continue into late summer. This is a low maintenance plant that is drought tolerant once established.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Ground Cover, Rock Gardens, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Fragrant, Evergreen, Long-Blooming
Growth Habit: Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in an open, sunny spot in well-drained soil. Adaptable to poor, dry, or sandy soils; mix some horticultural lime into the soil upon planting. Deadhead after the first wave of flowering; fertilize occasionally. Do not cut back in the fall; in spring, trim away any dead stems.