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Victoriana Dianthus

This is quite a large dianthus with plant size going up to 15 inches and blooms approaching 2 inches across. The frilly flowers come in a mixture of pink, red, purple, and rose, and all possess a delightfully spicy fragrance. 

15 seeds

 

PLANTING

Dianthus chinensis

Perennial, Zones 5-9

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, 12" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing is not recommended for flowers in the first season. 

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width:  12-15" x 12-15"

Spacing: 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.