Sweetness Dianthus

Sweetness Dianthus

SKU: FL2058
Sweetness Dianthus seeds are the Fleuroselect award winning variety and much loved for their ability to produce flowers in the first year of growth. The variable, frilled, pink to white flowers appear from July to October atop stems that grow only 15cm (6") tall. Read More

Exposure Full-sun to partial shade

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More details about Sweetness Dianthus

Dianthus plumarius. Sweetness Dianthus seeds are the Fleuroselect award winning variety and much loved for their ability to produce flowers in the first year of growth. The variable, frilled, pink to white flowers appear from July to October atop stems that grow only 15cm (6") tall. Try it in containers or raised beds. Dianthus is quite drought tolerant, so it is a good option for xeriscaping. This variety of Dianthus is easy to grow from seeds. Mulch in winter if really cold weather is expected, or simply grow it as an annual with new seeds each spring. Hardy to Zone 3.

Perennial

All About Sweetness Dianthus

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Latin:

Latin: Dianthus plumarius
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: Hardy to Zone 3

Timing

Timing
Start Dianthus seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting out, or direct sow them in early spring or early autumn so that the seeds may be exposed to frost. Ideal temperature: 15-21°C (60-70°F). Seeds germinate in about 10 days.

Starting

Starting
Just cover the small seeds very lightly with soil. Aim to space plants 15-23cm (6-9″) apart.

Growing

Growing
Grow in rich, well drained soil with a pH range of 6.0-7.5. Water established plants only during dry spells. Cut back the short stems after flowering, and be sure to mulch if very cold weather is expected. Replenish with new seeds every 3-4 years.

 

How to Grow Dianthus

Step 1: Timing

Start Dianthus seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting out, or direct sow them in early spring or early autumn so that the seeds may be exposed to frost. Ideal temperature: 15-21°C (60-70°F). Seeds germinate in about 10 days.

Step 2: Starting

Just cover the small seeds very lightly with soil. Aim to space plants 15-23cm (6-9″) apart.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 6.0-7.5.

Grow in rich, well drained soil. Water established plants only during dry spells. Cut back the short stems after flowering, and be sure to mulch if very cold weather is expected. Replenish with new seeds every 3-4 years.

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