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PlantFiles: Dianthus, China Pinks
Dianthus chinensis 'Telstar Picotee'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Telstar Picotee

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Category:
Biennials

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive laura10801 On May 30, 2011, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I just love this little trooper! It has been coming back year after year, just as full and splendid as any annual. It makes a wonderful edger and it is very fragrant. I have it massed along my front walkway, what a pleasure it is to walk out the door and see and smell them. I've divided them once and most of the divisions have survived quite well.

Positive ladychroe On Jul 18, 2007, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:

A great little plant. I have three, and they are perennial, although one almost didn't make it last winter. I suspect it heaved. It was their third winter.

They have a great spring flush and then bloom a little all summer to frost. There's always at least 3-5 blooms at any time. Sometimes the foliage gets a little ratty and benefits from a cutting back.

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

1989 All America Selection - Short - Plant 10" apart. Zone 5-9 Crimson red flowers with a serrated white edge. Blooms as heavily the first year as any annual Dianthus, yet returns year after year. 6" in height. Extremely long blooming. Shear off old flowering stems and the top couple inches of foliage after blooming. Foliage will quickly recover and look nice, even into winter.

Regional...

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

Cos Cob, Connecticut
Tallahassee, Florida
Macy, Indiana
Marshall, Michigan
Bridgewater, New Jersey
North Augusta, South Carolina
Piedmont, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Madison, Wisconsin



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