Dianthus
Dianthus 'Beatrix'

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

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:

Southbury, Connecticut

Somerville, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 26, 2008, straea from Somerville, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love dianthus and grow many of them each year. This was the best performer for me last year of the short-stature dianthus. It bloomed in flushes from early summer till early autumn. (Despite what the information says above, though, I never once saw any sort of pollinator at it.) Like with most reblooming dianthus, deadheading helps keep it blooming throughout the season.

Neutral

On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

(From SELECT SEEDS catalog)
An antique border pink with clove-scented ruffled pink blooms. The double flowers are held above the tufts of grass-like foliage. A rare gem for well-drained, neutral soils.

Perennial; 8-10 in tall
Color: Pink
Full sun
Soil: Rich, well-drained, pH 6.5-7.0
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9