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PlantFiles: Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus 'Amazon Neon Purple'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: barbatus (bar-BAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Amazon Neon Purple
Additional cultivar information: (Amazon Series)

Category:
Biennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

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

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Kell On Sep 15, 2008, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Much tougher than Dianthus chinensis, this new interspecific hybrid, Dianthus barbatus Amazon series is best grown as an annual. It reaches 24 inches tall which makes it great for cutting. Its vase life is up to 14 days. The constant cutting of blooms encourages many more flowers from spring to frost. Very heat tolerant as well as frost tolerant.

Seeds need light with temps 64 to 68 degrees to germinate at 18 to 21 days.

Neutral mystic On Dec 28, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 2006 Award of Garden Merit.

Regional...

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

Auburn, Alabama
San Leandro, California
Palm Coast, Florida
Houston, Texas
Midlothian, Texas
Provo, Utah



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