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Everlasting Pink

I’ve always been a huge fan of dianthuspinks. They’re the perfect perennial to line the edge of your flower beds, add a pop of color in those tight spaces, or even accent your container garden. My only beef with them was their bloom didn’t last long enough to satisfy my blooming-hunger!

Thankfully there’s a hot, new dianthus available for 2013 that blooms and blooms and blooms. The EverLast pink series is available in five, beautiful, double-blooming colors!



Burgundy Blush



Personally, my eye is drawn to the white dianthus first. There are so few, reliable white-flowering perennials that you almost have to go with this one first. Runner-up would be orchid. I usually go for the sharp tones versus a light, pastel color. Which one is your favorite?

In case you’re not familiar with pinks, here are some specifics for the EverLast series:

Scientific Name: Dianthus interspecific
Hardiness Degree: -20°F (-28.9°C)
Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Autumn, Winter, Late Summer
Plant Habit: Mounded
Height: 8 - 12″ (20 - 30cm)
Width: 10 - 14″ (25 - 36cm)
Exposure: Sun

Make sure you talk with your local garden center or landscaper to see how you can get some EverLast (everblooming) dianthus in your garden!

7 Responses to “ Everlasting Pink ”

  1. We live in the Outer Banks of North Carolina where summers are hot and dry. I have had good luck with dianthus, but, as stated, blooms are short-lived and sparse in the heat of mid-summer. I am eager to try Everlast in the border, hope I can get them here.

  2. I live in the Piedmont of North Carolina and haven’t had much success with the bloom time of the Dianthus. Looking forward to trying the new Everlast. Only concern with more blooms, more deadheading to get the best out of plant. I’m going to ask local Lowes and Home Depot. If no success, Southern States have been great with ordering almost any plant.

  3. The hardiness zone information that was given includes only the coldest temperature the plant can survive. As a Gulf Coast resident, it’s just as important for me to know how much heat and humidity a plant can stand. It’s very frustrating to see my expensive new plants give up once we hit the 90′s.

  4. Hey Donna! Thank you for the great question. I’ve got an email into the folks at Ball Horticulture who developed the plant to get more information. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear!

    Thanks again!

  5. Ok, so how do you order them and how much are they?

  6. Hello Kathy! Thanks for your question. Since this is a new plant for 2013, you’ll have to check with your local garden center or landscaper to see about getting them in your area. Let us know if we can be of any more help!

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