Dianthus Double Mix Scientific Name : Dianthus barbatus interspecific
Common Name : Double Dianthus
Hardiness Zone : 6a – 9b
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Autumn
Plant Habit : Upright
Spacing : 10 – 12″ (25 – 30cm)
Height : 16 – 20″ (41 – 51cm)
Width : 10″ (25cm)
Exposure : Sun
Grower Information :
Seed supplied as: Pelleted.
Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 8 to 9 weeks
- Very well-branched, upright and strong-stemmed, these excellent landscape and garden performers double as a great backyard cut flower.
- Fast-blooming plants respond well to growth regulators applied for potted plant height and tighter umbels.
- Performs as a perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a to 9b (-10 to 25°F/-23 to -4°C minimum temperature).
Dianthus Double Mix grow easily from seed but take a long time to mature, so they should be started early indoors about 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost date. Press seeds into the surface of the soil and cover to their thickness, as darkness is required for germination. Covering the pots with black plastic is a good idea. Keep the planting medium damp, and once the seeds have sprouted, (about 14 days at 70 degrees F.) Move them to a greenhouse.
Dianthus Double Mix A week or so before transplanting into the garden, harden the seedlings off by putting them in a cold frame or a sheltered spot outdoors during the day.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil high in organic matter, and full sun or partial shade.||Remember to water your seedling regularly. One of the most common reasons seedling fail is because they are not watered enough, so if your seedling are not doing well, try watering them more.but water should not stay in pot, it should be moist, not wet||seeds like sun and cooler temperatures. 65 to 70 degree C||Apply dry fertilizer directly to damp soil. Water the fertilizer into the soil. Can use a general, all-purpose fertilizer around your plant to help them grow.|