Dianthus, China Pinks
Dianthus chinensis 'Floral Lace Picotee'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Floral Lace Picotee

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuskegee, Alabama

Gainesville, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Mount Carmel, Illinois

Shreveport, Louisiana

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Canton, Ohio

Piedmont, South Carolina

Concrete, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 14, 2013, GrumpyPooh from Southern Illinois, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have this planted in a container in my yard. Bought it in spring of '12. Wintered very well outside. Came out of hibernation and grew and grew. But can't figure out how to gather seeds in order to get a start going for family. Any help? Thanks I live in southern Illinois. And last winter we had first blizzard I can remember, so I would say this is a very hardy plant.

Positive

On May 9, 2013, DawnOfDeath13 from Fayetteville, NC wrote:

bought the plants at the market two days after repotting them I had 7 more flowers bloom I had them in my room...lol

Neutral

On Nov 30, 2012, gardenergal17 from Canton (Football HOF City!), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have this plant growing in my south-facing garden. It loves the sun! Only problem is, I've had it for two years, and have yet to see a blossom. Any suggestions?

Positive

On Feb 10, 2009, max2musFL from Winter Haven, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

i'm growing this plant, is anyone else, it's growing fine so far..