Dianthus (Any Color) - Plant

Dianthus means divine flower. Dianthus plants produce vibrant beautiful color flowers and with slight fragrance.

    What makes it special:
  • The miniature or spray type produces many flowers of smaller size.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Perfect flowering plant for Pot culture.
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1Dianthus (Any Color) - Plant
24 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner
34.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Any Color)

About Dianthus

Dianthus is a genus of plants, members of the plant family Caryophyllaceae. Commonly known as carnations, pinks or Sweet Williams, the flowering plants are annuals, biennials or short-lived perennials. The plants, whose narrow leaves range from bright green to silver-gray. Dianthus height varies up to 30 centimeter.

Flower colors range from white to pink and several shades of red, variegated blooms are also cultivated. The small flowers are deeply fragrant.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height7 inch (18 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Dianthus,Cheddar pinks, Clove pinks, Gilly flower pinks, sweet william ,
Maximum Reachable Height up to 30 centimeter
Flower Colour Red, pink, red-white, pink-red, white-pink.
Bloom Time Oct-Jan
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Light Requirement

  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Do not over-water the plant.
  • Apply water preferably in morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. .
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.

    Dianthus care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 20-27 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

    Dianthus special feature

    Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors.

    Dianthus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Dianthus used in the landscape as a border or edge, containers and can be used in flower arrangements

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 doesn’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 don't 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 



    Reviews

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    Very nice plant to have.

    Joshi Prisy

    Thursday, 05 March 2020

    Is it a live plant?

    m n reddy

    Sunday, 23 February 2020

    I purchased a plant online from nursery live and received it in a very perfect condition, Thanks nurserylive team

    Pratheek
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