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DIANTHUS 'Diana Blueberry'( DIANA SERIES)
Diana Blueberry Dianthus, Dianthus
Though marketed as having "true blue" flowers, the blooms of 'Diana Blueberry' are actually violet-magenta with a hint of lavender. Developed by the Dutch company, Hem Genetics, plants in the Diana Series are short-lived perennials that are most often grown as annual bedding plants. Their neat clumps of green, waxy, narrow leaves become topped with short stems sporting single flowers from early spring through midsummer, depending on the climate. Flower diameter of 'Diana Blueberry' blooms range between 2 and 2.5 inches (4 to 6 cm). Petal edges are jagged and look lacy and frilled. The white-centered blooms are held on short, sturdy stems.
Grow this dianthus in full to partial sun and well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Avoid overwatering, as can cause crown and root rot. This selection offers good tolerance to both summer heat and winter cold and is seldom troubled by pests or diseases. Regular removal of spent flower stems encourages heavier flowering. Bedding dianthus is a worthwhile choice for containers, rock gardens or sunny mixed borders.
9 - 1
5 - 8
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
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Spring, Summer, Fall
Magenta, Lavender, Violet
Green, Light Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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