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Flavora Rose Shades Dianthus

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.   

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Charity C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Easy to grow

These seeds sprouted with no problems at the beginning of May. Once they were an inch high, they were transplanted to a large pot on the irrigation system. In late July they were 3-5 inches tall and blooming. Wonderful little plants, that I see becoming a staple in my garden.

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Kevin K.
United States

First Time I’ve Ever Gotten Dianthus Seeds To Start

I started the Flavora Rose Shades seedlings indoors, they came up in about a week, and within 3 weeks had their second set of leaves and were transplanted to the garden, where they are turning into stout little seedlings and settling in before winter. I’m banking on having blooms in spring! Very fresh seeds, highly recommended.

P W.

Flavora Rose - Color all summer

Seeds of Flavora Rose dianthus sprouted quickly last year in spite of my neglect. They started to bloom the first season and had lovely blue-gray foliage. With some deadheading, they continued blooming into early November - in spite of a very hot, dry summer (zone 7). As of mid February, they are still evergreen.