Flavora Rose Shades Dianthus

$ 1.95

Dianthus Flavora Rose Shades forms a beautiful mound of grey-blue foliage about 10-12" tall. Dark pink, 1/2" single flowers are held well above the foliage and are quite fragrant. Summer bloomer.

50 seeds 




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.