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burraganesh
Hyderabad
India
(Zone 12b)

January 25, 2013
11:03 PM

Post #9397840

Hello friends I am growing Pink Dianthus and the thing I noticed is that the flower blooms in Morning, folds at night and again the same flower blooms in morning.

Is it common with Dianthus?, when will the flower set seed?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2013
11:07 AM

Post #9406027

Sounds like you have Dianthus deltoides. this species (particularly the cultivar Arctic Fire) is often called "shy maiden" for their habit of partially closing their petals at night.

http://www.perennialresource.com/plants/general-perennial/205_dianthus-deltoides-arctic-fire.aspx

http://www.my-gardening-and-landscaping-makeover.com/dianthus-arctic-fire.html

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 2, 2013
4:17 PM

Post #9406318

Got another variety of Dianthus deltoides is 'Zing'. Is this what you have? I love Dianthus and grow numerous varieties but sorry never noticed if any close at night. Have other pix of other varieties if needed. Is it fragrant? This one isn't tho many are, smelling of cloves. Or do you have a pix for us?

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burraganesh
Hyderabad
India
(Zone 12b)

February 5, 2013
8:42 AM

Post #9409151

Thanks Moonhowl actually my flower resembles Arctic Fire, but the outside is not white as in you pic but it's light pink but the inside is just the same colour as in your pic.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 5, 2013
9:23 AM

Post #9409190

You are very welcome. There are a few color configurations in that group of cultivars. these are just a few

http://myfolia.com/plants/2044-maiden-pink-dianthus-deltoides/varieties
burraganesh
Hyderabad
India
(Zone 12b)

February 6, 2013
8:18 AM

Post #9410142

Mine is

http://myfolia.com/plantings/16958-dianthus-hanging-baskets-2-dianthus-deltoides

Thanks for links

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 6, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9410240

You are most welcome...dianthus flowers are among my favorites.

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