Dianthus, Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus 'Amazon Rose Magic'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: barbatus (bar-BAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Amazon Rose Magic
Additional cultivar information:(Amazon Series)

Category:

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Surprise, Arizona

Ferriday, Louisiana

Saint Francisville, Louisiana

Cedar Hill, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 25, 2011, ohsusannah from Cedar Hill, TX wrote:

I've never cared much for the dianthus, however the Amazon Series is an exception. Rose Magic is much more subdued in color among the others in the Amazon Series, but is nonetheless very pretty. The bloom starts off pale pink and as it develops turns to a deeper rose. In my zone I was amazed to see a dianthus survive the heat and then continue to bloom all winter. It gets much taller than the dianthus I was familiar with - up to 18" and branches well. The flowers are great for a cut bouquet and very long lasting.

I have started these from seed as well as cuttings.

Neutral

On Dec 28, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 2006 Award of Garden Merit.