The individual plants work great in a container planting, but my favorite displays are planted in mass where the color blankets a bed. Amazon Dianthus are considered annuals for us in Houston, but with reseeding, they can act like perennials. They reach 12-18 inches tall and work very well planted in the back of a bed with pansies in front of them for a border. Plant these gems in a well drained, full sun area and they will not let you down! As the season progresses, dead heading the spent flowers will encourage even more blooms to open.
These blooms are just starting to open up here at the nursery in our semi-controlled greenhouse environment. I haven't seen them opening yet around town, but when they do you can be sure you'll see this plant again in my pictures. These plants made my day! How 'bout yours?