Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Dianthus
Dianthus 'Spooky Mix'

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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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)
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

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


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:

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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By ampy
Thumbnail #1 of Dianthus  by ampy

By ampy
Thumbnail #2 of Dianthus  by ampy

By Joelle
Thumbnail #3 of Dianthus  by Joelle

By Joelle
Thumbnail #4 of Dianthus  by Joelle

By DyanesGarden
Thumbnail #5 of Dianthus  by DyanesGarden

By quasymoto
Thumbnail #6 of Dianthus  by quasymoto

By canipity
Thumbnail #7 of Dianthus  by canipity


3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive quasymoto 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 LipLock 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 Joelle 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.


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

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America