Pink Dianthus Passion = 'Wp Passion' (PBR) (Scent First Series) (p)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
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The Dianthus Passion, part of the Scent First Series, is a visually striking and aromatic plant. It showcases a lush mound of green foliage, which forms a dense and neatly compact base for the profusion of flowers it supports. The foliage consists of slender, glaucous leaves that are grayish-green to blue-green in color, setting a cool-toned backdrop for the vibrant blooms. The flowers of Dianthus Passion are what truly draw the eye. They emerge on slender, upright stems that rise above the foliage, presenting themselves with confidence and elegance. The blossoms are a romantic sight, usually double flowers with a frilly or ruffled appearance that adds to their ornate charm. Each petal is exquisitely edged with a distinctive border that contrasts with the main color of the flower, often giving the impression of being delicately trimmed with pinking shears. The color of the petals is a rich blend of hues, typically displaying gradients of pink, from deep, passionate shades to softer, more subdued tones. The center of each flower may feature a deeper or more intense color, creating a delightful visual effect that invites closer inspection. This lovely variation of colors contributes to the plant’s name, evoking a sense of fervor and depth. Moreover, these blooms are known for their delightful fragrance, emitting a powerful sweet scent that can perfume the surrounding air. The aroma is most pronounced when the flowers are basking in the full warmth of the sun. The combined allure of the Dianthus Passion's showy blooms and enticing fragrance makes it an irresistible choice for gardeners looking to add both visual and sensory appeal to their landscapes.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Passion Pinks, Scent First Passion Dianthus.

    • Common names

      Dianthus 'Wp Passion' (PBR) (Scent First Series) (p).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Carnation is generally considered to be non-toxic to humans. There are no widespread reports of poisoning from carnations for humans, and ingestion of parts of the plant is not known to cause severe symptoms. However, as with any non-food plant, individual sensitivities can vary, and ingestion may cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some cases.

    • To pets

      Carnation is generally regarded as non-toxic to pets as well. It is not commonly associated with poisoning in pets, and ingestion typically does not lead to serious illness. However, ingestion of carnations can sometimes cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some pets, such as vomiting or diarrhea, particularly in sensitive individuals or when consumed in large quantities.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot (30 centimeters)

    • Spread

      1 foot (30 centimeters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds color and visual interest to gardens with its vibrant pink flowers.
    • Fragrance: Emits a pleasant spicy clove-like scent, enhancing the sensory experience of a garden.
    • Long Blooming: Offers a lengthy blooming season, providing flowers from late spring to early fall.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Draws in beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Compact Growth: Suitable for small spaces and container gardening due to its neat, mounded habit.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care, making it a good choice for busy or novice gardeners.
    • Drought Tolerant: Once established, has the ability to withstand periods of dry weather, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Cold Hardy: Capable of surviving in cooler climates, broadening the range of zones where it can be grown.
    • Cut Flowers: Makes excellent cut flowers for indoor arrangements thanks to its beauty and lasting qualities.
    • Deer Resistant: Typically not favored by deer, reducing the risk of damage to the plant.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Artistic inspiration: Artists and designers may use the striking appearance of the Dianthus as inspiration for paintings, illustrations, and fabric designs, capturing its vivid colors and patterns.
    • Natural dye: The petals of the Dianthus can be used to make a natural dye for coloring textiles and craft materials with shades ranging from pink to red.
    • Bookmark decoration: Pressing the delicate flowers of the Dianthus in between book pages can create unique and fragrant bookmarks.
    • Sachets and potpourri: Dried Dianthus flowers can be included in sachets and potpourri mixes to impart a pleasant fragrance to drawers and closets.
    • Decorative ice cubes: Freezing small Dianthus flowers into ice cubes can add an elegant touch to cocktails and cold beverages at special events.
    • Garden photography: Due to their photogenic nature, Dianthus flowers are often used as subjects for garden photography and macro photography, showcasing their intricate details.
    • Floral crafts: The Dianthus can be incorporated into various floral crafts, such as making flower crowns, wreaths, or decorative flower balls for events.
    • Educational tool: The Dianthus can be used in schools or educational programs to teach students about plant biology, pollination, and horticulture.
    • Soap making: Dianthus petals can be added to homemade soaps for their color and fragrance, providing a natural floral touch to bath products.
    • Culinary decoration: Although not commonly known as an edible flower, Dianthus petals can be used to decorate desserts and pastries after confirming their edibility and proper preparation.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The plant_name is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The plant_name is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love and Admiration: As part of the Dianthus family, commonly known as Carnations, the 'Wp Passion' variety carries the symbolism of love and fascination, making it a popular choice for expressing romantic feelings.
    • Distinction and Nobility: Carnations have historically been associated with nobility and the ruling classes, with their intricate petal patterns symbolizing a sense of pride and beauty.
    • Divine Love: The name Dianthus itself translates to "flower of the gods," indicating a connection to spiritual or divine love, and the 'Wp Passion' cultivar with its bold coloration amplifies this association.
    • Maternal Love: Pink carnations, in particular, are tied to a mother's undying love, making them a common gift for Mother's Day and in contexts where maternal affection is celebrated.
    • Good Luck: In some cultures, carnations signify good luck and are often included in bouquets or flower arrangements for new ventures or to wish someone well on special occasions.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Pink Dianthus, commonly known as Pinks, should be watered regularly to maintain moist soil, especially during hot and dry periods. It is best to water Pinks deeply once or twice a week, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering. Avoid overhead watering to prevent foliage diseases and instead water at the base of the plant. A good rule of thumb is to provide 1 to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard per week, depending on the climate and soil drainage.

  • sunLight

    Pink Dianthus thrives best in full sun but can tolerate a little shade. They should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. Choose a spot that gets plenty of morning sunlight and partial shade in the afternoon to protect Pinks from intense heat.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Pink Dianthus prefers moderate temperatures and will thrive best when daytime temperatures are between 60°F and 70°F. They can tolerate temperatures down to around 40°F at night and up to about 85°F during the day. Pinks prefer cooler conditions and may struggle in extreme heat.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pink Dianthus should be pruned to encourage bushy growth and to remove spent flowers, a practice known as deadheading. Pruning can be done throughout the blooming season to promote continuous flowering. The best time to cut back Pinks is late winter or early spring, before new growth starts.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for Pink Kisses, the common name for Dianthus 'Wp Passion', is one that is well-draining with a mix of loam, sand, and organic matter such as compost or peat moss. It should have a slightly alkaline to neutral pH, between 6.7 to 7.3. A balanced mix encourages good root health and flowering.

  • plantRepotting

    Pinks should generally be repotted every 1 to 2 years to refresh the soil and to accommodate root growth. Over time, soil can become compacted and nutrient-deficient, so repotting helps maintain the plant’s health and vigor. Carry out repotting in the spring, as the plant emerges from dormancy.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Pink Kisses thrive in average room humidity levels. They do best with humidity levels ranging from 40-60%, which is within the range of typical household humidity. Avoid placing them in extremely dry environments as it may hinder their growth and flowering.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Pink Kisses in bright, indirect light with good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun to partial shade with well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Dianthus 'Wp Passion' starts its life cycle from seeds or cuttings, with germination typically occurring in warm soil conditions. The seedlings gradually develop into vegetative plants, forming a low mound of slender, green leaves. This stage is followed by the flowering period, where the plant produces clusters of highly fragrant, vibrant pink flowers with fringed edges that attract pollinators. After pollination, the plant may produce small, dry seed capsules containing several tiny seeds, completing its reproductive cycle. In perennial growing zones, the plant goes dormant in winter, conserving energy to regrow the following spring. Should the conditions not be favorable for seed production, vegetative propagation such as division can extend the plant's life by creating new, genetically identical plants.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for Dianthus 'Scent First Passion' is by cuttings, particularly softwood cuttings in spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. Take cuttings that are 4 to 6 inches (about 10 to 15 cm) long from non-flowering stems and strip off the lower leaves. The base of the cutting should be dipped into a rooting hormone powder to enhance root formation and then placed into a pot filled with a mixture of peat and perlite, ensuring good contact between the cutting and the growing medium. The pot should be kept under a light, indirect sunlight and maintained at a consistent moisture level without becoming waterlogged. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, and once they are established, the new plants can be transferred to individual pots and eventually moved to their permanent garden location.