- 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).