Dianthus, China Pinks 'Victoriana'

Dianthus chinensis var. heddewigii

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: chinensis var. heddewigii
Cultivar: Victoriana

Category:

Biennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Dark Purple/Black

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Portland, Maine

Pinconning, Michigan

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Underwood, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 26, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Victoriana' blooms the first year from seed, but it's even nicer the second year. The flowers bloom in pink, white, and purple shades. Easy to grow.

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