Another garden first brought to you only from Burpee. The most coveted of garden hues—true blue—is now in this high performing annual dianthus. Strong, full plants quickly fill the garden bed with a carpet of darling 1" blooms with overlapping petals and a crisp white eye . Untouched by summer's heat, humidity or rain, the self-cleaning plants require no special care to look their best. Enjoy cool color right up until frost.
Sow outdoors in a sunny area after danger of last spring frost or in late summer 12 weeks
before ground freezes. Sow thinly and evenly and barely cover with fine soil. Keep evenly
moist. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days depending on soil and weather conditions. To get a head
Start, Sow seed indoors in a well-lighted area 6-10 days before last expected heavy spring
How to Grow Dianthus
Thin or transplant to stand 6-10" apart when large enough to handle. Move to permanent
location in the garden in late summer, spacing 6-12" apart.