Odessa® Amy Dianthus

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Double Rosy Blooms Odessa® Amy Dianthus!

  • Bi-Color Rosy-Red & Rosy Pink to White
  • Ruffled, Picotte-Edged Double Blooms
  • Blue Green Grassy Foliage
  • Evergreen in Mild Winters
  • Dense Clump-Forming Mounds
  • Great Container & Garden Spiller
  • Fragrant & Spicy Scented
  • Pollinators & Butterflies
  • Full Sun Perennials!
  • Cut Flower & Edging
  • Low Water Usage once Established
  • Blooms Spring Through Autumn!
  • Hardy & Easy Care

Also known as Garden Pinks, these hardy Carnations produce gorgeous ruffles of fragrant blooms that the butterflies can't stay away from! Odessa® Amy Dianthus (Dianthus caryophyllus 'Hilodeamy') has double layers of petals that have rosy red to reddish-pink centers and fade to pale-pink or white edges.

Accented by a picotee edge on a backdrop of gorgeous soft greenish-blue foliage, the narrow, grassy foliage can remain evergreen. Forming dense clumps that spread and create fantastic edging, these cascade and spill over rocks, container sides and retaining walls beautifully!

Fragrant with a spicy scent, the stems are just as lovely in a bouquet or nosegay as their larger Carnation cousins! Versatile throughout the garden landscape, you’ll adore this frilly variety of Dianthus!

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

How to Use Odessa® Amy Dianthus In The Landscape

Garden Pinks have a long history of use throughout the garden for ages! Traditionally used as edging, tucked into rock walls or in long rows, these mat-forming clumps remain lovely year-round!

Use as spillers over the edges of containers and planters or even draped over the edges of a hanging basket too! Plant along the driveway or let ramble over the sides of walkways and paths, creating a finishing touch and lovely definition. These mounded perennials soften the transition between lawn and garden as well!

Let ramble through a Rock garden or throughout a Cottage garden where their greenery and ruffled blooms accent nearly any other type and color plant! A fantastic gift plant, make special occasions really special with a beautiful Garden Pink!

Soften the tops of retaining walls and the bases of hardscaping with evergreen color, or use as a groundcover that won’t compete with Roses, Mixed Shrub borders and around the bases of trees!

Loving the full sun, Perennial and Cutting gardens gain ruffled and frilly finery that grows low, only 6 to 8 inches high! Not overcrowding other plants, these are fantastic low-growing facer perennials that hide bare stems and carpet the ground in lovely blue-green mounds.

Tuck some of these stems into small bouquets and floral arrangements where you can enjoy their spicy fragrance indoors as well as out! Pollinator gardens too will be smothered in fluttering visitors with a few Dianthus blooming all through the spring, summer and well into autumn!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Dianthus are full sun perennials that can remain evergreen year-round in mild winters. Hardy in the United States growing zones 4 through 9, these shine when planted in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

Provide well-drained soil that is fertile and humusy, with high organic content. Add compost or fertilize throughout the growing season for best results. Not particular on soil type, any soil that is well-drained is fine since Dianthus cannot tolerate wet, soggy soil.

Preferring alkaline soil and a generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Garden Pinks have a long history in the garden, and you can see why! Versatile, hardy and so easy care, these are low maintenance and adaptable beauties! Prune in early spring, before you see new growth.

Dianthus adds so much fragrance and elegance to your garden this year, so order enough to fill your space with the ruffled double blooms of Odessa® Amy Dianthus! Order them today before they’re gone at 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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Odessa® Amy Dianthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dianthus caryophyllus 'Hilodeamy'
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
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes