Dianthus chinensis

Common Name :Indian, chinese pink Botanical name :Dianthus chinensis Family : Caryophyllaceae Order : Caryophyllales Dianthus varieties [Types] : Dianthus barbatus, Dianthus alpinus, Dianthus allwoodii, D.caryophyllus, D. deltoides, D. plumarius

Dianthus chinensis

Origin / Native - E.Asia

Height - 12 inches to 1.5 feet tall

Spread - 1 feet [12 inches, 300mm]wide

Type - Annual or biennial

Flowering Month - July to August

Flowers - Red,hot pink, rose, 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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