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Dianthus 'First Love'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Noted for the multiple hues of its dainty blossoms, this dianthus blooms nearly all season from spring until frost.  The flowers emerge white, change to light pink, and then to dark pink, giving a water color painting effect to your border.  Flowers are borne above  silvery blue-green foliage.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Very hardy and easy to grow.

Flower Color

Light pink, white and dark pink

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

Good Companions

Plant Height

15 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Cut flower, Fragrant, Showy flowers, Border, Mass Plant

Bloom Time

Spring to Frost

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests