China Pink Seeds (Dianthus chinensis)
China Pink Seeds (Dianthus chinensis)
China Pink Seeds (Dianthus chinensis)
China Pink Seeds (Dianthus chinensis)
China Pink Seeds (Dianthus chinensis)
China Pink Seeds (Dianthus chinensis)

China Pink Seeds (Dianthus chinensis)

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China Pink (Dianthus chinensis) is a showy, short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, bears single to semi-double, mixed-color flowers from early June until late fall, and has dark-green, grass-like foliage. Thomas Jefferson grew China Pinks along his winding flower border in 1807, along with Sweet Williams and Carnations. Although its fringed petals resemble the perennial Fringed Pink (D. superbus), this species has no fragrance. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.

Sow dianthus chinensis seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date at 60˚F. Transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost. Prefers afternoon shade in warmer climates. Approximately 85-90 seeds per packet.

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Genus Dianthus
Species chinensis
USDA Zones 6 - 9
Exposure Full Sun to Light Shade
Planting Method Transplant
Planting Depth Surface Sow
Days to Emerge 7 - 14
Plant Spacing 12 - 15" apart
Habit 12 - 16" H
Jefferson documented


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