Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
DIANTHUS 'Melody Pink'( MELODY SERIES)
Melody Pink Pinks, Pinks
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Pushing the seasonal boundaries of these normally cool- weather annuals, the Melody Series of pinks scoff at frosty temperatures and keep blooming into the heat of summer. These hybrids have been embraced by the commercial cutflower industry because their long, low-branched stems strongly support even the lateral blooms nicely. The frilly-edged flowers are equally as beautiful in the garden as a florist’s vase.
A notable selection of this series is ‘Melody Pink’, the 2000 winner of an All American Select Award with its reliable clear pink blossoms. Blue-green leaves clasp the multiple stems at even intervals, each topped with a large, lightly fragrant flower. Serrated petals provide a soft, ruffled appearance. These delicate sprays arise from a dense clump of lance-shaped foliage.
Easily grown from seed or available as starter plants, 'Melody Pink' pinks need sun and well-drained soils for success making them a great choice for pots or raised beds. Plants can be set out early because of their frost tolerance and the flower color won’t fade as the weather heats up. Use them mixed with hardy violas in the winter annual garden in hot climes or as a summer bedding plant in cooler areas.
9 - 1
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
22"-24" / 55.9cm - 61.0cm
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring
Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Light Pink, Rose, Dark Red, Orange Red
Light Green, Blue Green, Gray Green
Single, Double, Semi-Double
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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