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Dianthus
Dianthus 'Spooky Mix'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Spooky Mix

Category:

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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

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:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Non-patented

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:

Bloomfield, Iowa

Silver Spring, Maryland

Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Liberty, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 15, 2010, quasymoto from Bloomfield, IA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've never had a problem with plants effecting my skin (not even poison ivy,oak, or sumac. Lucky me) This little darling is no exception. I've grown this in years past and in my S.E. Iowa z5 area it comes back without fail. And it never fails to get comments. Which is what I strive for in my gardens, I want that "Wow What is that!" effect from people. And I get it.

Positive

On Nov 19, 2008, LipLock from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've been growing these for the past 3 years. They always bring comments from anyone who sees them. The blooms slow down in the summer and the plant gets leggy, but just shear it back once the weather cools and they'll be blooming like crazy in no time.

Positive

On Apr 22, 2008, Joelle from Norfolk, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love this dianthus! Perfect pink shades, reliably returned this year. And the flowers are so different from the usual pinks. Need to change it's zone tolerance, I'm in 8a.