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Dianthus - Boiss.

Common Name
Family Caryophyllaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found at elevations of 2,400 - 3,000 metres in the Himalayas.
Range W. Asia - Turkey to E.. Asia - western Tibet.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Full sun
Dianthus


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Dianthus

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Dianthus is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry soil.

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Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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The plant is used as an antiperiodic in the treatment of intermittent fevers[240].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers an alkaline soil though it can also thrive in neutral and slightly acid soils down to a pH of 6[200]. Requires sunny position[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[111]. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 20°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings in July/August in a cold frame. Very high percentage. Division in March[111]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Dianthus anatolicus 01
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Dianthus caryophyllusCarnation, Clove Pink, Border Carnation22
Dianthus chinensisChinese Pink, Rainbow pink, Annual Pink, China Pink03
Dianthus gratianopolitanusCheddar Pink00
Dianthus plumariusPink, Feathered pink, Cottage Pink10
Dianthus superbusFringed Pink23

 

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