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Dianthus, Border Pinks, Carnation Pinks 'Grenadin Mix'

Dianthus caryophyllus

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 Mix

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lake Forest, California

Indianapolis, Indiana

Kokomo, Indiana

Bellevue, Michigan

Elba, New York

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 16, 2013, butterfliblues from Bellevue, MI wrote:

I put these in last spring as very small starters. No blossoms last summer, and I didnt know what to do in the fall so left them alone. They went through the winter fine, and now look like huge plants. I dont know if I should cut them down, or let them go.

Positive

On Jun 26, 2010, freki from Hamilton,
Canada (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have grown these from seeds in zone 5. The flowers don't like if very hot and humid, and in early spring they look dismal, but it's all worth it for the wonderful colours and scent. The grey foliage is also interesting when they aren't in bloom... I'm growing more of these!

Neutral

On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Medium 24" - Plant 10" apart. zone 4-8. Mixed colors. Pinks, reds, and white. Excellent as cut flowers. Not tolerant of humidity.

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