Let’s discuss Dianthus. They are drought tolerant and fragrant plants that make a beautiful border or ground cover which attracts butterflies, resists disease, and deer don’t like them. You pretty much cannot go wrong with this plant.
The name, Dianthus, literally means "god flower". The name was given by the Greek botanist, Theopharastus. Modern gardeners agree it is simply divine. Dianthus blooms profusely with small, carnation-like flowers from spring into summer. Ours are drought tolerant, salt tolerant, cold hardy and heat tolerant.