Dianthus, also known as Annual Pinks, are a great early-flowering, cool weather choice for the garden. Often reseeding itself and returning the following year, the flowers are shades of red, pink, purple, white and in between, and will often have a carnation-scent to the bloom.
Dianthus chinensis x barbatus
Best planted in moist, well-drained soil.
Clusters of lacy-edged, brightly colored flowers.