Week 43 – October 24, 2020

Plant Information

Amazon™ Neon Purple Dianthus

Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Dianthus barbatus interspecific

Common Name: Single Dianthus, Pinks, Carnation

Hardiness Zone: 9a - 9a

Hardiness Degree: 20°F (-6.7°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Autumn, Late Summer, Early Spring, Late Spring

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Heat Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Frost Tolerant, Attracts Bees, Low Maintenance

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: Exceptional performance for backyard cut flower gardens – and an excellent choice for professional cut flower growers. Semi-hardy annual in Zone 7 and milder.

Grower Information:

Dependable performance…by the bunch!
Versatile and programmable, Amazon can be produced year-round and is the best dianthus you can grow for Summer production. Whether you’re looking for a high-appeal filler for bouquets or an exceptional product for monoculture bunches, Amazon is the one you want!

Planting density: 3 to 4 plants/ft.2 (30 to 40 plants/m2) for Non-Pinched crop; 1.5 plants/ft.2 (15 plants/m2) for Pinched crop
Best for: Greenhouse, high tunnel, field

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: Late Spring/Summer greenhouse/field, 11 to 14 weeks; Late Summer/Winter greenhouse, 12 to 18 weeks; Field, 18 to 23 weeks

  • High yields of saleable stems.
  • No vernalisation is needed for flowering.
  • As a Winter greenhouse crop, height is up to 36 in./91 cm, with tallest growth from early Autumn-transplanted plants.

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