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PlantFiles: Carnation
Dianthus caryophyllus 'Grenadin Red'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: caryophyllus (kar-ee-oh-FIL-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Grenadin Red

Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
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)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem 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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive BdnGardener On Jul 15, 2011, BdnGardener from Brandon
Canada wrote:

I am in a full zone 3a and it has performed wonderfully. I have two plants, they are in full sun, receives deep winter snow cover and are protected from winter wind.

Neutral distantkin On Jul 12, 2007, distantkin from Saint Cloud, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Purchased this one this Spring-to late to see it bloom, but it is doing well. I live in Zone 4 the tag says Zone 5 hardy-so we will see with fingers crossed!
Will update in the spring.

Regional...

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

Lake Forest, California
Denver, Colorado
Baldwin City, Kansas
Saint Cloud, Minnesota



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