Dancing Geisha Dianthus
We love unusual looking flowers. If you do too, this is a must-have! We could not resist this lovely Dianthus with exotic, fringed flowers of white, purple, pink, and red shades. Flowers first year in garden beds or containers. A distinctive cut flower. Grows from 10”-12”.
Perennial, Zones 5-9
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and lightly cover seeds
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 10-12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing is not recommended for flowers in the first season.
Growth Habit: Mounded
Height and Width: 10-12" x 10-12"
Spacing: 10-12" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Loose, rich, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms the first season when started early indoors.
Uses: Flower beds, containers, cut flowers, attracts pollinators
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Harvest flowers often for bouquets or deadhead for continuous blooms. When grown in containers dianthus needs to be fertilized and watered regularly. This will keep the plants blooming all season long. When growing dianthus in the ground amend the soil with compost before planting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.