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PlantFiles: Dianthus, Pinks
Dianthus 'Melody Pink'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Melody Pink
Registered or introduced: 2000

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral saya On May 4, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

2000 Bedding Plant Award Winner
"..Sprays of single pink blooms distinguish 'Melody Pink' from other annual dianthus. Bred specifically for use as a cut flower, this dianthus produces one-inch flowers with a serrated petal edge giving it an old-fashioned lacy look. The long stems are desirable for fresh bouquets. 'Melody Pink' will mature at a mid-size garden height of 22-24 inches. 'Melody Pink' is quite heat and cold tolerant offering gardeners many months of flowering. The sprays of pink flowers are as attractive in the garden as they are in floral arrangements.."


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

Lake Forest, California
Austin, Texas

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