Happy Monday! Today we’re looking at a popular cool-season plant- the dianthus. Dianthus are typically planted in November, and last until mid-late May. These flowers do best in full sun but can handle dappled shade, loose, well-drained, and slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil types. They perform best when treated as an annual, cool-season plant. When pruning dianthus, remove dead plant material throughout the growing season. You may also remove old blossoms to encourage another round of blooming. Jolt Dianthus was named a Louisiana Super Plant in 2019. Jolt Dianthus are perfect for Louisiana, as they are one of the most heat-tolerant dianthus species, which means they’ll continue blooming into summer.

Let us know what your favorite cool-season flower is, and leave any questions you have below. Have a good one!