Dianthus chinensis 'Telstar Mix'/Telstar Dianthus

Dianthus chinensis 'Telstar Mix' / Dianthus chinensis 'Telstar Mix'
A street median planting in The Woodlands, TX
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A street median planting in The Woodlands, TX

A multitude of color in a street median

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Scientific Name: Dianthus chinensis 'Telstar Mix'
Common Name: Telstar Dianthus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Flower color: Multicolored
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Generally grown as an annual where winters are very cold, although it is a perennial. After flower where it is to remain in place for another year, shear off the tops containing the spent flowers. Make a spectacular display of color in the spring and summer garden in borders, mass plantings and as a seasonal groud cover.