Dianthus
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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Lake Forest, California

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.."