Rainbow Loveliness Cottage Pinks Seeds


4.1818181818182 out of 5 stars
(11 reviews)
Availability: In 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 (~120 seeds)

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

11 reviews

Smell Amazing

5 out of 5 stars 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

5 out of 5 stars 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

1 out of 5 stars 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!

5 out of 5 stars 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

In love

5 out of 5 stars Jun 11, 2021
I winter sowed these beauties & they are blooming now! Not only are they beautiful & unique, it is the most amazing fragrant flower. Came back to buy more for next year & they are sold out. Will buy more as soon as they become available!
Faith from NJ

Dainty Flowers

4 out of 5 stars Jul 19, 2021
Because I mixed these seeds with others I purchased it is difficult to say that all have bloomed
Marie from NJ

Blooming late summer and loving it!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 15, 2021
I am not even sure how I acquired these seeds and gold to see I can order them from the company. What a surprise. Early spring I planted them in a big pot and yesterday realized they are blooming. Absolutely enchanting!! The fragrance .....I was not expecting that. Have to plant more. Since I am zone 3-4 I am not sure they will winter over but going to do all I can to help them. All seeds appeared to germinate even with our really strange spring of cold then turning to a very hot and dry summer. They were troopers marching through to blooming.
Pamela from MN


1 out of 5 stars Nov 2, 2021
I planted these properly and nothing came up. I'd even put them in a couple of different areas to see if one was better than the other. Not even a seedling.
Beth from MD
Owner Response: Hi Beth, Diantus need fairly warm soil to germinate (68-72 degrees F) to germinate. Because of this, in your area, these are best sown indoors. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

Cottage Pinks

5 out of 5 stars Nov 5, 2021
Very pretty! Great to have mixed with other plants and colors. Mine were only pink, but that didn't matter.
Keri from CO


5 out of 5 stars Dec 5, 2021
These beauties are such a unique looking flower and they have a delightful fragrance! I plan on planting more near the front entrance of our home so I can smell them when I come home in the evening.
Christina from FL

RL Cottage Pinks a Curiosity

5 out of 5 stars Feb 17, 2022
Over the first Summer nice round plants formed with only a few buds my dog was constantly drawn to taste. I think her slobber sealed the exquisite purple buds shut. All through a very cold Winter, hardy green plants have grown in the snow. This Spring I'm incredibly anxious to see blooms, I love these already.
Linda from ID