Kahori® Scarlet Dianthus

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Fragrant Fuchsia-Red Flowers - Kahori® Scarlet Dianthus!

  • Bright Fuchsia-Red Star-Shaped Flowers
  • Lighter Pink Eye
  • Brilliant Toothy Petals
  • Very Fragrant Flowers
  • Long-Blooming Spring through Summer!
  • Attracts Butterflies, Bees & Hummingbirds!
  • Evergreen in Warm Winters
  • Dense Clump Forming Mounds
  • Silvery Blue-Green Grassy Foliage
  • Small Bouquets & Cut Flowers
  • Heat, Humidity & Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance & Easy Care

Garden Pinks have been a standard landscaping plant, and it’s easy to see why! For a bold new color on an old-world classic, we're happy to introduce you to the bright near-red blooms of Kahori® Scarlet Dianthus (Dianthus x 'Holkahoriscarlet')!

With star-shaped blooms with toothy petals, these fragrant beauties enliven a tired garden with fresh color!

Forming a low growing mound of silvery, blue-green grassy foliage, they cascade and ramble over rocks and garden edges. They are naturals for edging and defining the fronts of sunny gardens.

With a late spring until early summer bloom time, these flowers smother the foliage in bold color! Attracting hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, these perennials are long-lasting additions to any landscape!

The blooms are fragrant, featuring a spicy-sweet smell that’s strong and attracts a great many pollinators and bees! Plus these lovely plants have stems suitable for small bouquets and nosegays!

With humidity, heat and drought tolerance, these easy-care, deer-resistant perennials offer great resistance to urban conditions and the coldest winters. In warmer climates, these can even remain evergreen!

How to Use Kahori® Scarlet Dianthus In The Landscape

These are fantastic edging and border plants, adding definition along the fronts of your garden! Small enough to tuck into established gardens, Dianthus are classic beauties!

Both filler and spillers for patio planters and balcony containers, even window boxes are fantastic locations! Container gardeners can use this versatile perennial no matter the size of their garden!

Spilling over the edges of retaining walls and rambling down slopes. Make those hard-to-mow areas in the sun something special. Rambling and cascade over rock walls and softening hardscapes with graceful beauty!

Perfect for Cottage and Perennial beds to tidy up larger plants and hide bare stems. They add bright scarlet color to Pollinator or Border gardens!

Rock gardens are perfect locations for these drought-tolerant plants and that ‘hell-strip’ along the road. Plant along your driveway or pathways, or skirting the entry to your home.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Perfect full sun perennials, Dianthus are great for USDA hardiness zones 4-8, preferring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. In warmer growing zones, the foliage can often remain evergreen!

Thriving in most types of loose, well-drained soil with moderate moisture, and tolerating sandy or rocky, gravel sites, you can bet they perform in your average, fertile garden bed even better!

Plant in neutral to slightly alkaline soil with moderate fertility. Mulch to keep the moisture consistent and to better insulate the roots from heat and cold.

Requiring moderate, yet consistent moisture while young plants are getting established. Afterward, these are drought-tolerant, however, it is best to protect your investment by providing supplemental watering during summer heat and drought.

Deer resistant and easy care, Garden Pinks have been a landscaping standard for ages and continue to brighten gardens around the world. They are versatile perennials and the only care they require is occasional deadheading to keep those brilliant blooms returning until summer!

Once the first flush of spring blooms fades, deadhead or shear the entire plant back to encourage a second burst of flowering that can last well into late summer!

Versatile, evergreen smothered in unique near-red to fuchsia blooms, you’ll adore this fragrant gem as much as we do! Grab enough of this bold color to complete your next project at NatureHills.com and include the Kahori® Scarlet Dianthus in your garden beds this year!


Head over to our Garden Blog to read about how to Attract more Pollinators to Your Garden!

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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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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Kahori® Scarlet Dianthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dianthus x 'Holkahoriscarlet'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 8 inches
Mature Spread 8 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Scarlet
Foliage Color Silvery Blue-Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes