These old-fashioned favorites come in a beautiful array of red, pink, yellow, bicolor or white. Fragrant flowers bloom from mid spring to late summer. Perfect at the front of the border or grouped in clusters. Narrow needle-like gray-green foliage. Grows 15-20" tall. Prefers full sun. Ships in 3" pots. Dianthus
Botanical Name: Dianthus Mixed
Common Name: Carnation
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: Flower stems 15"- 20", foliage 4" - 6"
Spread: 12 - 18"
Spacing: 12" - 24"
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9 (- 40 degrees F)
Flowering Date: Mid spring to summer.
Duration: Several months.
Type of Fruit: n/a
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Old fashioned favorites loved for their prolific, fragrant flowers that come in an array of attractive colors. They are perfect for front of the border situations and to group in small clusters. The foliage forms an attractive mat that provides interest before and after the flower display. A well drained soil is important for best growth. Standing water in winter is the leading cause of failure with this plant.
Flower Color: Mixed - Red, Pinks, White, Yellow, picotee, two tone.
Flower Form: Double with frilled edges
Foliage Type: Long narrow, needle-like, grey-green, evergreen in many areas.
Fragrance: Mild, spicy.
Resistance: Good to P & D problems
Pruning: Cut off all spent blossoms.
Pruning Time: After flowering
Additional Information: Short lived perennials, must be sited in well drained organic soils for best results.
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