Dianthus (Sweet William, Carnation) – Dianthus plants are renouned with gardeners and have been grown for centuries. A lodge garden is not finish though several dianthus. All are feverishness passive and low upkeep beauties. Dianthus have turn renouned garden plants, though are also good matched as square or square pot plants.

You might spasmodic find pots of dianthus for sale in a residence plant territory of a garden center. You will not, however, find them in many textbooks – pinks and annual carnations are not supposed as residence plants. They do need cold conditions and are not always long-lasting, though they are simply lifted from seed and a white, pinkish or red frilly-edged blooms are attractive. Give them a well-lit mark and do not let a compost dry out. Provide uninformed atmosphere on prohibited days.


Numerous cultivars have been raised, and these are distant into dual groups: annual bedding dianthus and perennial dianthus, a latter organisation being serve divided into limit carnations, perpetual-flowering carnations, and pinks. They are ordinarily famous as pinks, that rather than alluding to a accepted flower color, refers to their zigzag-edged petals, that seem to have been embellished with pinking shears.

To grow dianthus plants in pots, select a mark where a plant can get full object for about 4–5 hours daily. If we find it formidable to compare that requirement, dianthus will also endure partial shade, though it will not grow as well, and a flowers and plant as a whole might not be as lush. To caring for dianthus plants in pots make certain that a meridian is cool, and that there is good atmosphere dissemination during all times generally around a stems.


Secrets of success

Temperature: Cool – 50° to 60°F is ideal.

Light: Bright light is essential, though shade from midday sun.

Water: Keep compost wet during all times.


Soil: Use somewhat alkaline soil. The dirt should empty well.

Fertilizer: Apply manure each 6 to 8 weeks. Alternatively, we can supplement a delayed recover manure into a dirt when planting a pinks.

Care after flowering: Dianthus should be discarded.


Dianthus chinensis (Baby Doll)


Dianthus ‘Rainbow Loveliness Improved Mixed’


Dianthus caryophyllus has blooms that are incomparable and double