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DIANTHUS (SUNFLOR SERIES)

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS( SUNFLOR SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Pinks

General Description

Bred in the Netherlands, Sunflor Series dianthus are hardy, floriferous hybrids that bloom in a wide array of colors, some with fragrant blossoms. Their neat clumps of green to gray-green, waxy, strap-like leaves are topped with large, single or double flowers from late spring through summer. The blooms are held on short, sturdy stems and appear in a range of solids and bicolors.

Offering exceptional tolerance to both summer heat and winter cold, these small perennials are seldom troubled by pests or diseases. Grow them in full to partial sun and well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Avoid overwatering, as this can cause crown and root rot. Regular removal of spent flower stems encourages heavier flowering. Sunflor Series dianthus are a terrific choice for containers, rock gardens or sunny mixed borders.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    5"-8" / 12.7cm - 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

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Rose, Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, 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, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No