Dianthus comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Dianthus in general are sometimes referred to as Pinks. Some say that they were so named because of some varieties’ pink color. Others believe it is because the frilly edges look as if they were cut with pinking shears (which cut fabric in a zig zag pattern to reduce the chance of fraying).
Dianthus chinensis, an abundant bloomer dianthus, was crossed with Dianthus barbatus, a cold hardy variety, to get the Floral Lace series.
Floral Lace Dianthus is an exciting hybrid Dianthus series that gives gardeners another choice for planting right along side your Pansies in the fall or early spring. The blooms of this lacey flowered plant can get up to 1.5 inches across. They will bloom from early spring until a hard freeze. Dianthus will cycle through blooming stages
Dianthus likes well-drained soil that can still retain enough water to keep moist but not soggy. Deer tend to stay away from these clove scented flowers.
Dianthus is cold tolerant biennial that will bloom spring through fall then bloom again the next spring. But that 2 spring blooming life is usually all they will survive.
Plant Dianthus in full sun or part sun 6-8″ apart. They grow to 6-8″ wide and 6-8″ tall.
Dianthus’s compact form is perfect for borders in garden beds and landscapes. Use them in containers and landscape beds or borders.
We grow our Floral Lace Dianthus in our J6 6-pack Fall Annual category and produce four colors of – Crimson, Mix, Purple and White.
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