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PlantFiles: Cottage Pink
Dianthus 'Rose de Mai'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Rose de Mai
Additional cultivar information: (aka Rose du Mai)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Zeppy On Apr 29, 2010, Zeppy from Shenandoah Valley, VA (Zone 6b) wrote:

So lovely. Nice reclining habit, gorgeous and constant blooms that glow across the yard and perfume the surrounding area.

Positive zville123 On May 23, 2008, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

One of my favorite dianthus! Easy to please. Spreads into a nice evergreen mat. A handful of blooms in a vase fragrance a room. Keep it deadheaded and it'll bloom for an extended time. Blooms tend to lay rather than be upright. For this reason, it looks good draped over a garden wall.

Regional...

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

Richmond, California
Sonoma, California
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Adamstown, Maryland
Randolph, New Jersey
Zanesville, Ohio
Charlottesville, Virginia
Weyers Cave, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington



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