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DIANTHUS (SUPER TROOPER SERIES)

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS( SUPER TROOPER SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Super Trooper Dianthus

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

The dwarf hybrid carnations of the Super Trooper series are small to medium-sized plants that come in an especially wide array of flower colors, some with fragrant blossoms. They are free-blooming, easy to grow and are typically early season flowering.

These hybrid, short-lived perennials form neat clumps of green, waxy, strap-like leaves. From early spring onward, their short stems become covered with big, single or double (extra petals) flowers ranging in color from pinks and reds to purples, orange, yellow and peach. 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 slightly 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

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • 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

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Pink, Light Pink, Rose, Coral, Peach, Dark Red, Violet, Orange Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    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