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DIANTHUS (Diana Mix)

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS( Diana Mix)

Plant Common Name

Diana Mix Dianthus, Dianthus

General Description

The dwarf pinks in this mix have extra large flowers in a variety of colors. They are free-blooming, easy to grow and great for sunny garden spots in need or fragrance and bright color.

These hybrid perennials form neat clumps of green, waxy, strap-like leaves. From late spring into midsummer, their short stems become covered with big, flattened flowers that are fragrant and have fine pinked edges. The blooms may be white, red, pink, burgundy or bicolored. 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. They are low-maintenance and have few pest and disease problems, though overwatering can cause crown and root rot. Enjoy them as bedding plants in containers or any garden with good light.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Pink, Burgundy

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No