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Dianthus

Dianthus barbatus
Pinks, Sweet William, Perennial Dianthus, Carnations
1

1.5 feet
5

6 inches
Eurasia
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Partial shade; best with up to 6 hours of morning sun. A short-lived biennial or perennial with blue-green leaves, blooming in red, white, pink and purple, mostly in spring but sometimes year-round, depending on the cultivar. Modern varieties are seedless, and hence have a long bloom period.

Dianthus are often treated as winter or spring bedding plants in south-central Texas, but once established they can be long-lived – in fact they prefer it on the dry side. Various species exist, most native to Eurasia.

Maintenance

Fairly carefree as long as soil moisture is adequate. Water at the base (not the leaves) to prevent mildew.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
1-1.5' H, 5-6" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, Purple, Red, White
Bloom Time:
February, March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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