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Dianthus caryophyllus 'Chabaud Mix'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: caryophyllus (kar-ee-oh-FIL-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Chabaud Mix
Additional cultivar information:(aka Chabaud Giant Mix)




18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink


Magenta (Pink-Purple)


Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer




Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are fragrant

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; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Ellicott City, Maryland

Blair, Nebraska

Manchester, New Hampshire

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Troy, New York

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Radford, Virginia

Anacortes, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 17, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have bought both CHABAUD GIANT PICOTEE FANTASY MIX and CHABAUD GIANT MIX (Solid Colors), from Swallowtail Seeds. I have them growing in both sun and shade and they seem to do just fine. They are slow starting though. It takes 2 years for me to see them really take off. Once they do, I have a continual boquet in my garden that seems to bloom all year. Once they finally estalbish, I have to thin them so they don't take over Iris and other plants around them. But though they reproduce some by seed, they don't reproduce much so they are easy to maintain. All around, I find them a great flower for our area. And of course there is their wonderful smell...


On Jul 18, 2005, flowercrazy39 from Manchester, NH wrote:

I started this plant from seed in the spring of 2004. It bloomed very nicely this spring (2005) and had very long lasting and nice colors. No bug problems, but looks shabby when it's done blooming.