Dianthus are related to carnations and,
like modern carnations, many Dianthus are bred for today for sturdiness
and flower color which often leaves their heady aroma behind. Not so
with our Dianthus ’Nova’. An older variety that is very rare today, the
flowers fill the nose with the warm scent of cloves.
And, not to be outdone by their modern
counterpart, these flowers are equally as beautiful and prolific. They
make wonderful additions to container groupings where they can sprawl
off the edge. They can also be mixed into the flower garden where they
provide a surprise. They may die back in colder zones and stay evergreen
in warmer ones.