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