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Border Carnation 'Odessa'

Dianthus 'Odessa'

Also known as

Pink 'Odessa'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

More images of Border Carnation 'Odessa'

A close up of a bunch of pink Dianthus 'Odessa' flowers
A close up of some Dianthus 'Odessa' flowers with green leaves in the background
A close up of a bunch of pink and white Dianthus 'Odessa' flowers and green leaves
A bunch of purple Dianthus 'Odessa' flowers on stone paving
A photo of Border Carnation 'Odessa'

Border Carnation 'Odessa' Overview

Dianthus 'Odessa' is a series of perennial cultivars with evergreen foliage, mat-forming habits and beautiful, showy, scented blooms. They come in a range of bright colours, including red, pink, white and bicoloured combinations of these. Foliage is narrow and grass-like. These hardy, free-flowering Dianthus plants are popular choices, as they grow slightly larger than some of the other favoured cultivar series such as 'Sunflor'. These plants suit placement further back in a border or informal cottage garden setting. Their frilly petals are particularly attractive, adding interesting texture to a garden display. They are also suited to growing in containers, due to their neat growth habit!

Common problems with Border Carnation 'Odessa'

Aphids, slugs, rust and viruses.

How to harvest Border Carnation 'Odessa'

Cut flowers for floral arrangements when desired.

How to propagate Border Carnation 'Odessa'


Softwood cuttings are best taken from non-flowering shoots, in summer.


Best done after flowering has occured.

Special features of Border Carnation 'Odessa'

Attractive flowers