Dianthus chinensis

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Dianthus chinensis

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 10th, 2013, 10:14 am

Botanical Name Dianthus chinensis
Family Caryophyllaceae
Genus Dianthus
Specie D. chinensis
Local Name in Urdu
Common Name Dianthus_China pinks
Life Cycle annual and biennial according to weather
Cultivar Name
Fragrant or Not no
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) ground caover
Height 0.5 to 1 feet
Spacing 0.5 to 1 feet
Flowering Months spring
Flower Color White, pink, red and bicolor
Growing Areas all Pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure full sun
Soil pH tolerent
Propagation by seeds
Uses an ornamental plant used as Beds and borders. Edgings. Containers.
Other Details China pinks are biennials or short-lived perennials that are primarily grown as annuals .Species plants grow to as much as 30" tall and feature pink to lilac flowers with fringed petals and a purple eye. Most of the China pink cultivars available in commerce today are bushy compact plants that typically grow in mounds or clumps to 6-12" tall and as wide and feature a longer flowering period and a much greater range of flower colors, including many different shades of white, pink and red with interesting bicolor combinations thereof. Flowers appear in 10-15 flowered clusters in summer. Narrow, lance-shaped stem leaves (to 3" long). They are sometime described as cool weather annuals because they thrive in cool summers, but dislike the hot and humid summers . They are best grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun, but appreciate some afternoon shade in hot summer weather.Deadhead spent flowers to prolong bloom. When flowering declines, plants may be sheared to promote additional bloom.
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Re: Dianthus chinensis

Post by Munir » July 10th, 2013, 7:49 pm

Please recheck maximum height; I thought it could be much higher than 1 ft.

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Re: Dianthus chinensis

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 10th, 2013, 8:14 pm

sir it is perfect height as it is from daves garden
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/889/#b
and missouribotanicalgarden both are athentic sources please visit.
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ ... ensis.aspx

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Re: Dianthus chinensis

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 10th, 2013, 9:24 pm

Yes Max 1 feet. However it is very bushy plant even without pinching.

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Re: Dianthus chinensis

Post by Munir » July 11th, 2013, 12:00 pm

Fine. Thank you.
Incidently,More Green Catalogue mentions Ht:16"-18"for Dynasty F1 Hyb--may be it is a different variety.

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