Dianthus ‘Kahori’

dianthus Kahori

Dianthus Kahori planted into front perennial flower bed, with virginicum behind the old fork head.  The tomato bed is visible to the far right, and herb bed with patch of calendula (now gone to seed) can be seen towards the back left of the photo.  The dianthus were planted 7 July 2018.


Dianthus Kahori

  • Hardy evergreen perennial with an upright habit.  This variety from Japan forms a clump of grey-green foliage with long summer displays of fragrant deep pink blooms.
  • Considered ‘Border Pinks’ dianthus are a favourite for planting in rock gardens or border edging.  Dianthus combines beautifully with other low alpine plants.
  • Prefers full sun.  Grows 10 cm high.  Plant can spread 8-12 inches (20-30 cm).
  • Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils.
  • Water well and use soil improver and bone meal when planting.
  • Flowers May, June, July
  • Shear plants back lightly after blooming to maintain a tight, compact habit.
  • Attractive to butterflies.
  • “Kaori” means fragrance in Japanese.
  • Planted into allotment on 7 July 2018 in high heat, but watered well into a permanent perennial flower bed (leading into allotment plot from the boundary and rose arbour).