Another variety of dianthus, Dianthus Odessa differs from other varieties as it grows taller than other types. The flowers themselves are also fluffier, with many layers of ruffled petals that form an elegant and classic bloom. These blooms are fragrant. The foliage is evergreen. Dianthus Odessa also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, making it an ideal choice for those who want to create a sanctuary out of their garden.
Their care is similar to other types of dianthus. They enjoy full sun, and a well-draining soil improved with compost or manure.