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Dianthus plumarius 'Itsaul White'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: plumarius (ploo-MAH-ree-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Itsaul White

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood 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
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive angihansen On Jun 16, 2007, angihansen from Watkinsville, GA wrote:

A pretty, evergreen, grass-like plant with blue-green foliage that contrasts nicely even when next to a lawn... the height is similar most of the year, but the color differentiates it well. When planted en masse, is strongly fragrant (easily smelled from a few feet away, and sometimes as much as 15 feet away), and can fool people into thinking my roses actually have scent ;) (albeit not the classic rose scent!). Be aware that the flower stalks are 18 inches tall, so using this as an edger for 12-inch plants is not a good idea! Considered a groundcover plant, it spreads well, fanning out above-ground and then sending down new roots, so it's easy to spot where the growth is happening and keep it in check if desired.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Short 12" - Plant 10" Apart. Pure white blooms with a vanilla scent. Blue-green evergreen foliage. Spreading habit, and extra longevity.

Deadheading and picking flowers for indoors will prolong blooming. Do not shear foliage. Needs a well drained soil.


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

Hamden, Connecticut
Cordele, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Des Plaines, Illinois

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