Dianthus Looks to Be Absolutely Rockin’ for Fall

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker

The most anticipated new fall flower arrived in my area and I didn’t even get to look. Let that be a warning to all of you gardeners in North Texas who have been procrastinating planting cool season color.

The plant I am talking about is the Rockin dianthus coming out of Pan American Seed. Though I called it the most anticipated fall flower we are really talking about perennial in zones 5a-8b. That is a huge area geographically, meaning happiness for gardeners everywhere. I also called it fall because where I live, we are still mired in oppressive heat and no rain in sight. So, while it was doubtful I would have bought any the other day, I still wanted my shot at this first of many shipments that will be coming.

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