Saturday, May 15, 2010


Bloom Time & Color: Dianthus have single or double blooms that can last through spring, summer and fall. Most Dianthus have pink blooms with white, red or cream colored accents.
Dimensions: Dianthus can grow anywhere between 6"-36" tall and wide. See specific species and cultivars at the bottom of this article for details.
Maintenance: Do not mulch all the way around the Dianthus or you will encourage stem rot. Clumps can be divided every 2 or 3 years to encourage better flower production. Snipping blooms off for cut flower arrangements, or deadheading faded blooms will encourage better flower production.

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