Dianthus chinensis /Dianthus

Dianthus chinensis  / Dianthus chinensis
Dianthuses come in quite an assortment of colors, different sizes and a wide range of flower types. Several varieties currently popular in the trade are included.
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Scientific Name: Dianthus chinensis
Common Name: Dianthus
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Chinese dianthus cultivars have gray-green foliage and either single or double flowers, with the single ones being more common. They are excellent cool season annuals and may be grown overwinter into early summer in zones 8 and higher.