Lemon Fizz Dianthus
CaryophyllusIf you love to grow cut flowers then this uncommon, extremely fragrant, lovely pastel yellow dianthus is for you. Fully double flowers that bloom the first year on long sturdy stems when started indoors in January/February. A superb cut flower that is a vigorous heavy bloomer. Grows to 24" in height.
Perennial, Zones 6-9
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: Upright
Height and Width: 18-24" x 12-18"
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.