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About Dianthus Plants
Cultivated in the hills and the grasslands of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Dianthus plants is a strong carnation belonging to Caryophyllaceae's family. The name Dianthus is an amalgamation of two Greek words-Dios (God) and anthos (flower). Also interpreted as the "Flower of Gods" or "divine flower'. These species are generally herbaceous perennials, and a couple are annual or biennial.
Significance of Dianthus Plants
The Dianthus Plants are generally small, within a height of 6 and 18 inches (15-46 cm). The blossoms have five petals, commonly with a frilled or pinked edge. They are frequently in pink, salmon, red and white shades. Its leaves tend to be inverse, straight, and often glaucous grey-green to blue-green.
Budding from May until October, Dianthus Plants are ideal for fringes and can suit any garden. They are one of the most seasoned developed blossoms, cherished for centuries for their pleasant clove aroma and easy cultivation.
Uses of Dianthus Plants
Dianthus plants are consumable and regularly utilized in cooking. Its fresh new petals used to offer a variety of salads, sandwiches, and pies. Oil produced by Dianthus is mainly used in making perfumes and providing many remedial advantages to the individuals. The oil is used as an anti-inflammatory element, in curing hair losses, and acts as a muscle depressant.
Growing well in cool zones as well as warm regions if provided a well-depleted soil, Dianthus Plants are exceptionally rich in saponins. Therefore, the leaves can be stewed in water to be further utilized as a cleanser for cleaning the skin, hair, clothes, etc.
At NurseryLive, you get the Dianthus Plants with a 10 cm (4 inch) inner nursery pot and round green about 11 cm (
4.5 inches) Ronda No. 1110 plastic planter. Place it in the pot and keep it on your terrace or balcony to make it attractive. To produce more flowers of Dianthus plant, place it under a sunny or a dry spot.
How to remove deadhead from Dianthus?
Wait until the petals of your Dianthus have started to fade, wilt or fall off before you deadhead. You may also cut Dianthus in full bloom to bring indoors in a bouquet, and that will serve the same purpose as deadheading.Use pruning shears or a pair of scissors to cut the faded flower stem back to the base, just above the nearest set of leaves. You may cut a few leaves for bouquets, but make sure the plant has some leaves left for photosynthesis.Continue to monitor your Dianthus over the course of the summer and fall. Depending on the species, some Dianthus flowers may only need to be deadheaded once or twice during the growing season, while others may need attention every week.
Can Dianthus take full sun?
Yes, Dianthus can take full sun(4-6 hrs)
Does Dianthus need full sun?
Plant can grow in full sun, partial shade or anywhere they will receive 4-6 hours of sun.
Does Dianthus spread?
Yes, Dianthus spreads.
Will Dianthus grow in shade?
Yes, Dianthus plant can grow in full sun, partial shade or anywhere they will receive 4-6 hours of sun.
How to plant Dianthus?
1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure.
1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 hours a day.
2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in.
3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil.
4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(October-January).
Why is my Dianthus dying?
Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight (4-6 hrs a day), water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesnâ€™t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.
Is Dianthus annual or perennial?
Dianthus are annual flowering plants
Can Dianthus be divided?
No, Dianthus can not divide.
Is Dianthus poisonous to dogs?
Yes, Dianthus is mildly toxic to dogs if digested.
Does Dianthus need to be deadheaded?
Yes, Dianthus needs to be deadheaded
How to care Dianthus?
Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light(4-6 hrs). Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content.Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
When to plant Dianthus?
You can plant Dianthus in the spring(February-March)season.
Is Dianthus edible?
No, Dianthus is not edible.
Where to plant Dianthus?
You can grow Dianthus outdoor where the availability of 4-6 hrs of direct bright light.
Is Dianthus an indoor plant?
Yes, You can grow Dianthus indoor where the availability of 4-6 hrs of direct bright light.
Can Dianthus survive frost?
Yes,these plants can tolerate a light frost, but dont like a deep freeze.
Does Dianthus bloom all summer?
Yes, Dianthus can bloom throughout the summer(April-June).
How to grow Dianthus?
Dianthus is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant.
1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.
2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich.
3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(April-June).
Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com