Dianthus barbatus magenta

Common Name :Dianthus barbatus magenta Order : Caryophyllales Family : Caryophyllaceae

Dianthus barbatus magenta

Origin / Native - Asia, Europe, Belgium, Poland

Height - Up to 1.5 feet tall

Spread - Up to 45.72 cm

Type - Herbaceous perennial plant

Flowering Month - May-July to August

Flowering Season - Spring, summer

Flowers - Magenta, hot pink variegated showy blooms

Foliage - Grey green, Erect, stiff stems, lance shaped leaves

Light requirement & care - Sunny, open, good, free draining soil

ProPagation - From seeds

Cultivation - Spring- Plant immature stock from pots, Late summer-Remove old flower heads & trim lacking in restraint[unmanageable, unruly] plants

Pests & Diseases - Aphids cause problems, Rust, Anther smut may occur

Suitable for - Borders, pots, containers, rock gardens, cut flowers

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, South India, India

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