Dianthus purple

Dianthus purple

Common Name :Dianthus purple Botanical name :Dianthus amurensis 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 purple

Height - 30.48 cm tall

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

Origin / Native - Asia, Europe, China, Korea

Type - Hardy Annual, biennial, evergreen perennial

Flowering Month - May, July to August

Flowers - Purple, colourful, 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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