Dianthus flower

Dianthus flower

Common Name :Dianthus flower, Carnation, pink, sweet william Botanical name :Dianthus Caryophyllaceae Family : Caryophyllaceae Order : Caryophyllales Dianthus varieties [Types] : Dianthus barbatus[South &East Europe], Dianthus alpinus[Europe], Dianthus allwoodii[hybrid], D.chinensis[E.Asia], D. deltoides[Europe, Britain], D. plumarius[South East Europe]

Dianthus flower

Height - 12 inches to 1.5 feet tall

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

Origin / Native - Europe, Asia, Africa

Type - Hardy Annual, biennial, evergreen perennial

Flowering Month - July to August

Flowers - Pink white variegated blooms, showy

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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