Rainbow Loveliness Cottage Pinks Seeds


4 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
This plant will surely attract attention! In late spring, the lovely, blue-green mound of leaves is covered with masses of heavily fringed, edible blooms creating a rainbow of color in white, pink, lilac, and rose that butterflies can't resist. Some flowers may be bicolored or have contrasting eyes or rings. The sweet, flowery scent is often compared to jasmine. The mild-clove-flavored petals make a colorful garnish to salads, desserts, and cold drinks. (The flower's central disk, while edible, can be bitter.) A wonderful choice for an old-fashioned cottage garden, cutting garden, or perennial border.
$1.89 100 mg

Botanical Name: Dianthus plumarius

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Native: Southeast and middle Europe

Hardiness: Short-lived perennial in USDA zones 3-9

Plant Dimensions: 12"–18" tall

Variety Information: Sweetly scented, 1"–1½" white, pink, rose, red, purplish, bi-colored flowers. Edges are heavily fringed.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Spring

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Sow up until early summer for bloom the following year.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 14–30 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

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Rainbow Loveliness Cottage Pinks Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Smell Amazing

Jun 19, 2019
I want to live in these flowers. They have a sweet, spicy scent that I just can't get enough of. I'm buying more seeds so that I can have them in more locations in my flower and veggie beds. The flowers are wonderfully unique, and the grey-green foliage is pretty too.
Lindsey from CO

Unique & beautiful

Apr 1, 2020
These flowers are so pretty. Planted last spring ,bloomed an awesome pink. They are coming up again stronger than last year. So excited to have them back again.
Rachel from NY

Rainbow Loveliness Dianthus

Jun 16, 2020
Bought 2 packs of these seeds this spring, so excited because I love this plant. Waited for 2 1/2 months from seed to bloom. They did NOT bloom out right, plain old boring regular Dianthus. Very disappointed. Been in the Nursery industry for 18 years, won't recommend this seed company to customers.
Dawn P. from ID
Owner Response: Dear Dawn, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We apologize that these seeds did not appear to be true and we would like to know more about your experience so our Quality Control Team can look into it. We do guarantee our seeds and we are always happy to help. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

The best!

Feb 24, 2021
I bought these several years ago, and they are one of my absolute favorites!!! They did take two years to flower but once they're going, quite reliable and so cute and cheerful. I have some pink, some white, and an almost red one. Love them all!
Elizabeth from MA