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Dianthus

Botanical Name
Dianthus chinensis
Hardiness
Hardy annual
Height
6 to 12 inches
Width
12 inches
Flowers
Summer thru fall: red, pink, white, bi-color
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, cool
Planting & Care
  • Space smaller varieties 6 inches apart and taller varieties 12 inches apart
  • Trim back when ratty
Problems
Crown rot in poorly drained soils, rust
Varieties
  • Telstar Series - compact, heat tolerance
  • D. barbatus x chinensis Carpet - 6-8", compact
  • Queen of Hearts - 12-15", compact, 1972 AAS winner
  • Parfait - compact, single frilled flowers
  • Can Can Scarlet - double, fragrant, 14"

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