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”.
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.