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Rose Quartz Dianthus

First-year flowering dianthus with sweet-scented rose flowers that have a deep rose ring around the center. Summerlong appeal offering a long flowering period, colorful and showy in containers, rock gardens, and borders. Grows to 12”.  

25 seeds

 

PLANTING

Dianthus gratianoplitanus

Perennial, Zones 4-9

Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the 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.