Anyone else getting Dianthus yet??

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

I got an REAL accidental shot, that turned out fun! this is my D, Barbatus which is halfopen in this profile. i was trying to capture its progression as I am keeping record so I know when they bloom (all the Dainthus) My pinks are opening too.

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(Lynn) Paris, TX(Zone 7b)

Mine have been blooming for a few weeks - I have no idea what this one is called.

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HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

What a GREAT mass of color~I can try to find the name. my Pinks look scraggly compared to those!

St. Louis County, MO(Zone 5a)

Mine survived the winter looking good and are just beginning to open, I'm pleased and will have to get more.

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

Thats Great they survived Winter~ mine get scragglier each year, so I put down several seed types this Spring to see what I can do to help fill in wth the Alyssum...

St. Louis County, MO(Zone 5a)

I sat the pots in the top of the compost heap, but the tops weren't covered. They stayed green all winter despite the cold, ice and snow.

Summertown, TN(Zone 7a)

Mine have started to perk up and green out more after I moved them out of another bed with too much shade - I do think they like their new, sunnier spot! I'm hoping for blooms, soon!

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

We just had the COLDEST storm (on record for LV I think) blow thru~! it ws baqck i n the 30s after I got sunburned in the 80s. I am glad Dianthus is Tough! Today after work I noticed another Sweet William opening a couple little blooms this one is a mixed color just like yours in Paris, Irwells56~!
:D

(Lynn) Paris, TX(Zone 7b)

Carnations I can't remember the name of

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(Lynn) Paris, TX(Zone 7b)

And my cheddar pinks have just exploded in the last few days

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HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

THAT IS GREAT! How did you get them to spread so well, they look so much healthier than my pinks. What is the soil like for them?
:D

(Lynn) Paris, TX(Zone 7b)

I think this is their 5th year, and they have spread pretty well. I like them because of the different colored foliage. After they've bloomed I'll weedeat them, and they'll bloom again in the fall. As far as the soil, we're right on the dividing line of sandy loam and clay, but we're mostly sandy loam.

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

I probably need to mix some more compost in the ground we are very sandy here. thanks! I love the field of them look, like you can imagine a field of poppies with these, next to it!
:D

Symsonia, KY(Zone 6b)

here are mine, they stayed green all winter

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(Lynn) Paris, TX(Zone 7b)

I love that color, pandora125.

Symsonia, KY(Zone 6b)

Irwells, thanks, i do too, i think dianthus is a keeper! :)

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

Here's a shot of the first one with the Guara planted next to it.

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Piedmont, SC(Zone 7b)

Irwells, yours is Sweet William. I have it too.

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

I think that was clever to use the heat Cathy to keep the roots/plant warm, for winter~! I never remember that heat is there unless I am turning over piles of leaves in late fall, and they are warmer on the bottom than on top! I have a compost corner in the back of my yard I throw grounds and old tea as well as deadheaded flowers there every year all year. I just cleaned it out for spring, and it was great filler.
:Darren

St. Louis County, MO(Zone 5a)

Thanks fernman, I put all my pots in there. I don't know if it keeps them warm, but I have lots of things that shouldn't make it through the winter that do. Some are buried deeper, like the strawberry pots & blueberry bushes. They are covered with about 3 inches of leaves.

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

yes absolutely! the compost decomposing pust off heat (hence: global warming) and helped them stay warmwe! its suncha great idea and why they always suggest to compost over and around the Bulbs in winter great work!

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

Mine are starting to bloom too. The plants stayed green all winter here (z 5b). the type I have look identical to pandora125's http://tinyurl.com/ce52ou .
I don't know the species or cultivar. I picked them up as a $2 6-pack of 'annual pinks' at Lowes 4 years ago.

(Lynn) Paris, TX(Zone 7b)

A picture I took today before the tornado warnings - don't know what it'll look like tomorrow

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HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

hope they make it great raspberry brightness! my sweet william pinks opened up all the way this is half the plant, still looking for the other picture~

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Triad(for a few more, NC(Zone 7a)

Mine are 2 years old this year and have gotten huge and have lots of buds, no blooms yet, will post when they do.

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

great look forward to seeing them!

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Here's Itsaul White.

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

I love the lacy flowers.
(But it's hard to get them in focus!).

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Upstate, NY(Zone 5a)

I don't have any of these but have been thinking of putting some in my garden. After seeing these pictures I so want some.

The pic's look like they are planted in full sun?

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

LOL i just ordered some~ they are suposed to have full sun, yes...

Upstate, NY(Zone 5a)

Are these considered annuals in my zone 5a??

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

I'd think you would have to have them in containers with Grrreat drainage,and overwinter them proected....

Symsonia, KY(Zone 6b)

more dianthus, i guess. they have a faint sweet fragrance(like sweet william), they are tough! they stayed green all winter, and i didnt mulch, we had a harsh winter this year.

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Triad(for a few more, NC(Zone 7a)

I have loads of buds and the plants got huge this year. No blooms yet though.

(Lynn) Paris, TX(Zone 7b)

Mine are pretty much finished. Time to weedeat the tops, and I might get some more blooms.

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=6545326 Great colors here!!!!!!
:D

Denver, CO(Zone 5b)

My dianthus are fully blooming. These are planted on the slope next the stairs. They stayed green all winter. I don't know what variety these are - I bought them in a 6-pack of 'annual' dianthus 4 years ago.

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HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

looks like could be ''flashing light'' but there are so many, lol
http://www.dianeseeds.com/dianthus-deltoides.html
have a great one!!! ...mine need trimming too, Irwells50, time for reblooms I hope!
:D

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