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Flower of Love Dianthus - Gift Plant

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Flower of Love Dianthus Plant
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5 inch Polka Small Round Metal Cup (Blue)
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4 inch Unbreakable Round Thermoform Pot (Terracotta Color) - as Inner

Description for Flower of Love Dianthus

Plant height: 1.9 - 3 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors, most with green frosted quill-like foliage. Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most is fragrant. The dianthus plant is also called Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). The plants are small and usually between 6 and 18 inches tall. Dianthus flowers are most often in pink, salmon, red and white hues. The foliage is slender and sparsely spread on thick stems. The Dianthus genus includes annuals, biennials, and perennials.

Dianthus represent flower of love or flower of the gods.

Common name(s): Dianthus, sweet william
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: April to November
Max reachable height: Up to 30 cm
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

The plant grows in full sun, partial shade or anywhere they will receive at least 6 hours of sun. The plants need fertile, well-drained soil that is alkaline. Do not mulch around them. Water them only at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and prevent mildew spots.

Sunlight: Full sunlight
Soil: Loamy Soil
Water: Moderately.
Temperature: 20 to 35 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Flower of Love Dianthus

  • Dianthus is generally not susceptible to serious diseases, but may become infected with aphids or other insects.
  • Inspect once per month for aphids and other pests.
  • Treat with insecticidal soaps or through biological controls, such as beneficial predatory insects.
  • Feed dianthus every other month with all-purpose liquid fertilizer.
  • Do not water during rainy or wet seasons as the roots will need to dry between watering.
  • Plant out in May, 4-6 plants/sq.metrer in sunny, half shade spot.

Typical uses of Flower of Love Dianthus

Special features: Attractive flowers

Ornamental use: This plant used as an ornamental plant in landscapes and gardens.

References

  • http://flowers.about.com/od/Perennial-Flowers/p/The-Perennial-Dianthus-Flower.htm
  • https://www.westcoastseeds.com/how-to-grow-guides/grow-dianthus/
  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/dianthus/growing-dianthus-plants.htm
  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/caring-mounding-dianthus-30815.html

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