Pet Friendly: Warning
This plant can be toxic to animals and lead to gastrointestinal problems if ingested.
Dianthus are tight knit and sprawl a bit like a carpet making a good ground cover. Keep them in well draining soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Add dolomite lime if the soil is too acidic.
Dianthus bloom in throughout the growing season from spring to fall and some even have a spicy fragrance. Dianthus bloom attracts moths and butterflies to the garden. Even when the Dianthus is not blooming, they have a blue-green foliage that adds color to the garden borders.