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PlantFiles: Dianthus
Dianthus 'Beatrix'

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

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

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:
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive straea 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 berrygirl 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

Regional...

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

Southbury, Connecticut
Somerville, Massachusetts



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