Plant Information

Sweet Mixture Dianthus

Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Dianthus barbatus

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.
Vigorous, frost and heat-tolerant plants don’t need staking.
Flowers can be cut and brought indoors.

Grower Information:

Best in class makes the best bouquets
Sweet offers the best commercial D. barbatus series available. With no vernalization needed for first-year-flowering, you can program for year-round production. Add to that the very uniform height and flowering, excellent retail holdability and 11 separate bright colours, and you’ve got one sweet series to grow and send to market!

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

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

  • Top-notch filler series features large, fragrant and long-lasting blooms on strong, straight stems.
  • Produces high yields of saleable stems.
  • Taller growth comes from early, Autumn-transplanted, greenhouse-grown plants.

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