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Plant height: 2 - 4 inches (5 - 11 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches (10 - 16 cm)
Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant. A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. All are heat tolerant and low maintenance beauties. The dianthus plant is also called Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and has a fragrance with cinnamon or clove notes.
The plants are small and usually between 6 and 18 inches tall. Dianthus flowers are most often in pink, salmon, red and white hues. The foliage is slender and sparsely spread on thick stems. Most garden varieties of Dianthus plants grow from 10 to 20 inches tall, however, some species can vary from 2 inches to 3 feet tall in height.
Common name(s): Dianthus,Cheddar pinks, Clove pinks, Gilly flower pinks, wild Clove Pink,carnation,Dianthus caryophyllus,Dianthus plumarius ,sweet william ,Dianthus barbatus.
Flower colours: Pink-White
Bloom time: Flower blooming time April to November
Max reachable height: 1 to 4 ft
Difficulty to grow: Moderately easy
Sunlight: Dianthus plants may grow in partial shade or full sun, and are drought tolerant when established.
Soil: Loamy soil/Soil with a pH range of 6.5 to 8.0
Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.
Temperature: 60 to 70 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer
Special features: Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors, most with blue/green or blue frosted quill-like foliage.
Culinary use: Dianthus is also often used in cooking. (When using this herb for cooking make sure to remove the petal base â€“ it is quite bitter!)
Fresh dianthus petals can be used to liven up salads, sandwiches and pies.
The petals of the flowers, when crystallized, make beautiful decorations for cakes and pastries.
Ornamental use: Can be used as an ornamental plant in landscapes and gardens.
Disclaimer: The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.
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