Plant Information

Sweet Black Cherry Dianthus

Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Dianthus barbatus

Common Name: Single Dianthus

Hardiness Zone: 6a - 8b

Hardiness Degree: 0°F (-17.8°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Autumn

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Fragrant Flowers, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant

Water: Light

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)

Height: 18 - 36" (46 - 91cm)

Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Excellent garden performer, with long-lasting, very fragrant blooms on vigorous, frost and heat-tolerant plants that don't need staking. Flowers can be cut and brought indoors.

Grower Information:

Planting density: 4 to 6 plants/ft.2 (42 to 64 plants/m2)
Best for: Greenhouse, high tunnel; also suitable for field

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: Late Spring/Summer greenhouse/field, 8 to 9 weeks; Late Summer/Winter greenhouse, 9 to 13 weeks; Field, 15 to 18 weeks

  • The best commercial D. barbatus series available: year-round production…no vernalization needed…11 separate bright colours.
  • Top-notch filler series features large, fragrant and long-lasting blooms on strong, straight stems. 
  • Produces high yields of saleable stems.
  • Very uniform for height and flowering time. 
  • Excellent retail holdability. 
  • Taller growth comes from early, Autumn-transplanted, greenhouse-grown plants.

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