Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Carol Cloud Bailey
DIANTHUS( BOUQUET SERIES)
Bouquet Pinks, Hybrid Pinks
The Dianthus in the Bouquet Series were developed for the cut flower industry but are great for home gardeners too. They have long, strong stems topped with lots of colorful small pinked flowers. These vigorous hybrids are the product of a cross between Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and China pinks (D. chinensis and bloom in the first year from seed.
Their upright, branched flower stems rise from clumps of waxy, strappy, evergreen leaves in late spring. They become covered with fragrant lacy blooms of pink, white or lavender that are much loved by bees. Some cultivars, like ‘Rose Magic’, have flowers that change color as they age. Deadheading will encourage further bloom but the first flush is always the heaviest.
Grow Dianthus in full to partial sun and any well-drained garden soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Regular water keeps the foliage looking nice but plants will also withstand short periods of drought. They are low-maintenance, easy to grow and ideal for cutting gardens, large containers or any perennial garden with high light.
The Bouquet Series was awarded the Mississippi Medallion Award for excellent performance in southern climates and the Minnesota Perennial Select Award for their high performance and cold tolerance.
9 - 1
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Red, Pink, Rose, Lavender
Light Green, Blue Green, Gray Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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