Attack of the Dianthans

I think I’ve said it before, but when it comes to garden plants, one of the biggest bangs for your buck is definitely Dianthans.

I bought them a couple years back, and they were labels as annuals, but they came back the next year, and the year after. In truth, they are a short-lived perennial (usually three-four years), but as they are often sold as annuals, you can get usually get them in four-packs  for just a few dollars (at least around here).

And once they get established, boy do they bloom!

Just look at those flowers! They come in a huge variety of patterns and shades. And They bloom like crazy, all summer long. They love sun or shade. You can’t get any better than that!

6 thoughts on “Attack of the Dianthans

  1. Araignee

    They are sweet little flowers. I am so happy that I found some striped and variegated inpatients this year. I was tired of the same old, same old. Now I hope I can get them to survive. It’s been so wet here I am worried about that dreaded fungus that got them all two years ago.


  2. Very pretty! Am lucky, the plants that I put in on Saturday have now been rained on twice…and good soaking rains too! Native sunflowers, plus a snakeroot plant. Cannot wait to see how they look when grown up.


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