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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

12 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive GrumpyPooh 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 DawnOfDeath13 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

Neutral gardenergal17 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 max2musFL 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..


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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