Dianthus Barbatus

Common Name :Dianthus Barbatus Order : Caryophyllales Family : Caryophyllaceae

Dianthus Barbatus

Origin / Native - Asia, Europe, China, Korea

Height - Up to 30.48 cm tall

Spread - Up to 45.72 cm

Type - Herbaceous perennial

Flowering Month - May-July to August

lowering Season - Spring, summer

Flowers - White with pink, showy, bicolour 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: Sridher Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Bryant Park, Lower Shola Rd, Kodaikanal,Tamil Nadu, India.

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