Dianthus Flowers
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Using Dianthus as a perennial border

Zone Gaithersburg MD 20877 | donnawkeith added on July 19, 2017 | Answered

The foundation shrubs can be seen in attached photo. Would like to use Dianthus as a border with walkway. We have deer. I want a border with little maintenance, that will last 10 years or more - Is Dianthus a good choice?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 21, 2017

Though Dianthus is a pretty perennial, I would not consider it low maintenance.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/dianthus/growing-dianthus-plants.htm

I would suggest a flowering shrub, suitable to your growing zone.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/

Visit local garden centers and greenhouses for some ideas.

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