DIANTHUS CHINENSIS DOUBLE SEED

DIANTHUS CHINENSIS DOUBLE SEED

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DIANTHUS CHINENSIS DOUBLE

Description
Double Mixed Dianthus Seeds (Chinese Annual Pink Type) 5205 Heirloom Flower. This flower is an old fashioned favourite with deeply frilled and sweetly scented double flowers. Tidy plants produce their fragrant flowers in clusters with pinks, reds and white predominating. Plants grow to 40 cm (16″) in height. Extended flowering is encouraged by timely dead-heading.

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How to Grow
850 seed/gram. For early flowering, it is best to start this plant indoors in March. Sow seed in a soil-less medium 3 mm (1/8″) deep. Germination takes 10 days at a temperature of 21 C (70 F). Grow-on under lights at a cooler temperature of 10-13 C (50-55 F) then harden off and transplant out in mid to late May. Direct seeding can be done in mid to late May. Thin seedlings to 25 cm (10″) apart when they reach 5-8 cm (2-3″) in height. Plants do best in full sun but will benefit from some shade in areas where summers get quite hot. When flowering begins to fail, plants can be sheared back to help promote a second flush of blooms. Pinks do best in well drained soil – wet soil should be avoided.

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS
Early Summer

LIFECYCLE
Tender Perennial Grown as an Annual

PROPAGATION
Start Indoors

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
10 to 14

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Bushy

FROST TOLERANCE
Can Withstand Light Frost

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Heirloom

FAMILY NAME
Asteraceae

LATIN
Dianthus chinensis

SUGGESTED USES
Border plant, Fragrance, Hummingbird gardens., Large containers and planters, Massing in a sunny garden