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Carnation Black - 100 seeds (Dianthus Heddewigii Chianti)

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Japanese Pinks (Dianthus Heddewigii Black & White) - Start this dramatic annual from Dianthus seeds, and enjoy its bold statement in the flower border. Dianthus Heddewiggii is often referred to as Japanese Pinks. The name Pink does not refer to the color but rather to the serrated edges which look like they have been cut with pinking shears. This Dianthus is an elegant, bushy, uniform plant, with bluish-green foliage and large double flowers that are black and white and stunning! This is one of the most attractive Dianthus flowers available. Deadhead the spent blooms to encourage continuous blooming. Dianthus Heddewigii will bloom for most of the summer.

SOWING:
Season: Annual
Height: 14 inches (35cm)
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Black & white
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
Temperature: 18 - 21C (65 - 70F)
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly
Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches (25cm)

For early blooms, sow Dianthus seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before frost season is over. Use sterile starter mix and sow seeds on the surface. Barely cover Dianthus seeds with soil. Transplant seedlings when temperatures have warmed. Or sow Dianthus flower seed directly outside after frost season has passed and soil temperatures are warming to a minimum of 40 degrees or warmer. Broadcast the flower seed and lightly rake in to the soil no more than 1/8th deep and keep the seed moist until germination.


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Data sheet

Color
Black
Pink
White
Height
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Moisture
Medium
Ideal for
Beds & borders
Cottage garden
Cut flowers
Pots & containers
Sunlight
Full sun
Scented
Scented
Sowing month
April
February
March
Type
Hardy annual
Other features
Drought tolerant
Heat tolerant

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