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DIANTHUS (GARDEN SPICE® MARBLE)

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS( GARDEN SPICE® MARBLE, GARDEN SPICE® SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dianthus, Garden Spice® Marble

General Description

Give your garden a spicy little kick! The pink-, rose- and cream-dappled flowers of this hybrid dianthus will make your mouth water. The fragrant, double, carnation type flowers open atop shimmering blue-green stems and spiky foliage in spring, and continue sporadically through summer. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Well suited for in-ground or container planting, these pinks do best in sun and moist, well drained soil. Fertilize regularly and remove spent flowers to prolong bloom. Although very heat tolerant for dianthus, in areas with severe summers they perform best as a winter annual.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, H1, 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

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm

  • Width

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, India

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink, Fuchsia

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No