Dianthus blooms feature hues of pink or red and its foliage features silvery shades of blue or green. This plant blooms from late spring to mid-summer due to its love for sunny weather. Growing up to 10 inches tall, dianthus works well in rock gardens, along borders, or as edging. Its refreshing fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, making it the perfect accessory for any yard or garden. After flowering, the Dianthus makes for an excellent groundcover.