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Dianthus caryophyllus 'Peach Delight'

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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: Peach Delight

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous
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
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 seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dicentra63 On Jun 27, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

Forms a dense clump of gray-green foliage that stays through the winter.

Blooms are peachy at first and fade to pinkish. Blooms have a strong clove scent.

Having multiple blooms per stem, the plant needs support. Recommend a grow-through hoop support.

Regional...

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

Salt Lake City, Utah



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