Dianthus 'Kahori Scarlet' #2
'Kahori Scarlet' _ 'Kahori Scarlet' is a mound-forming, evergreen perennial with flattened, linear, grey-green leaves and, in summer, stiff stems bearing strongly fragrant, fringed, crimson to scarlet flowers in summer.
Rock gardens, border fronts, slopes, edgings, fragrance gardens and containers.
Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants require lots of sun for good flowers, but prefer cool summer temperatures. Plants generally perform best in organically rich, gritty loams in neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Good drainage is essential, but incorporating leaf mold and other organic material into the soil helps retain some moisture which is often needed in hot summer climates such as the St. Louis area. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Consider shearing plants back after main flush of bloom in order to tidy the planting and to promote additional bloom in late summer or early fall.