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DIANTHUS 'Velvet and Lace'
Dianthus, Velvet and Lace Dianthus
The striking bicolor flowers of ‘Velvet and Lace’ are among the prettiest and most unique of China pinks. Blooming from late spring through midsummer, the sweetly fragrant, semi-double flowers are deep, velvety maroon with petal edges crisply edged in white. They are borne atop compact mounds of linear, grasslike, blue-green foliage, and may attract bees and butterflies.
Valued for their colorful, prolific flowers, China pinks are short-lived perennials which are commonly treated as annuals. Plant them in full to part sun and fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Avoid soggy conditions and overwatering, as these may cause stem and root decay. Shear back faded flower stems regularly to encourage heavier blooming. China pinks make fine accents in container compositions, and are also lovely when massed at the front of mixed beds and borders.
9 - 1
5 - 9
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
9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Dark Red, Black
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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