EverBloom™ Watermelon Ice Dianthus

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EverBloom™ Watermelon Ice Dianthus (Dianthus x 'G18139') are silvery green perennial plants in the Carnation family that cover themselves in a mound of bright light and dark pink blooms! Each toothy petal looks fringed and frosted nearly white on the edges, and are wide open to attract the maximum amount of pollinators! Delightfully scented they tickle the nose!

The soft sagey-blue to silvery-green mounds and small slender foliage are almost continuously slathered in watermelon pink flowers from late spring until fall with some mindful deadheading to encourage new flushes of flowers. Watch for bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds to stop by!

EverBloom™ Dianthus have near continuous blooms! Compact, hardy perennials in USDA growing zones 4- 9, and in mild winters can be evergreen to semi-evergreen! Low-growing accents, Dianthus only reach 6-8 inches when in bloom and spread politely to an 18-24 inch mound.

Planting and Application:

Watermelon Ice Dianthus are classic cottage and perennial garden accents and edging! En masse, they act as low-growing groundcover and flowering living mulch anywhere in the sun garden! Garden Pinks delight you with pollinators and tiny cut flower stems for nosegays and bud vases!

Xeric enough to tolerate Rock gardens and as sunny edging along paths and walkways, use these smaller space-saving blooms in your crevice gardens, atop retaining walls, or as facer plants at the front of the garden border. They're also delightful in mixed or massed containers on your porch, patio, and around a sunny deck!

  • Toothy Petals in Near White, Light & Dark Pink!
  • Spicy Carnation Family Scent
  • Bluish-Silvery Green Foliage
  • Low-Growing Mounded Form
  • Rock & Crevice Gardens, Containers, Edging & Groundcover

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Dianthus, aka Garden Pinks, need full sun and sharply drained soils to do their best. Provide enough water to establish, and then only supplemental moisture in extreme conditions. A 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch helps in the hottest climates and coldest winters by adding insulation. Deadhead after blooms fade, and prune mounds in late winter or early spring to clean the mounds of dead foliage.

  • Full Sun
  • Very Well-Drained Soils
  • Moderate to Low Moisture
  • Deadhead After Flowering & Prune Early Spring
  • Deer Resistant

Delightful Garden Pinks, the EverBloom™ Watermelon Ice Dianthus will be you and your pollinator's new best friend! Order scented space-saving perennials today from NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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EverBloom™ Watermelon Ice Dianthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dianthus x 'G18139'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 8 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes