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Types of Dianthus

Carnation​
Carnation​

Related species: Dianthus caryophyllus is the florist's carnation, which is usually greenhouse grown in conditions that are neither too hot nor too cold; D. barbatus is Sweet William, a biennial that sometimes lasts for several years; D. gratianopolitanus is the gray-green leaved mat-forming type that blooms once a year and is excellent in flower borders and rock gardens.

Cheddar Pink​
Cheddar Pink​

Firewitch cheddar pinks (Dianthus gratianopolitanus "Firewitch") thrive in sunny locations across the U.S. and are suitable for Sunset's Climate Zones 1 to 22. This hardy perennial makes an ideal border addition to rock gardens and containers.

China Pink​
China Pink​

Dianthus pink is treasured for its grasslike, blue-green foliage and abundant starry flowers, which are often spicily fragrant. Depending on the type of dianthus pink, flowers appear in spring or summer and tend to be white, pink, red, rose, or lavender, but come in nearly all shades except true blue.

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Deptford Pink​
Deptford Pink​

Dianthus armeria Deptford pink This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above.

Dianthus ​Carthusianorum​
Dianthus ​Carthusianorum​

Dianthus carthusianorum is a wonderful plant which I saw wild in Transylvania one summer. I grow it in my wild flower meadow, as well as in perennial borders and for cutting.

Dianthus ​Japonicus​
Dianthus ​Japonicus​

Biennial to short-lived perennial, reaches 18" tall, hardy to Z5. Glossy spatulate foliage unlike any other dianthus, turns purple in winter. Very long blooming, self-sows.

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Dianthus ​Nardiformis​
Dianthus ​Nardiformis​

Dianthus seed is also readily available at garden centers and may be started indoors six to eight weeks before the danger of frost has passed. Dianthus Flower Varieties There is a dianthus plant for almost any garden space and region.

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Dianthus ​Seguieri​
Dianthus ​Seguieri​

Dianthus seguieri, common name Sequier's Pink, is a herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Dianthus belonging to the Caryophyllaceae family.

Dianthus ​Superbus​
Dianthus ​Superbus​

Dianthus superbus is a European/Asian loosely tufted species that typically grows to 8-12” (less frequently to 24”) tall with decumbent stems below and branched upright stems above. Shaggy, deeply-fringed, pale lilac flowers (to 2” across) appear singly or in pairs at the stem ends in summer.

Garden Pink​
Garden Pink​

Growing Dianthus (Garden Pink) Latin Name Pronunciation: dye-an'thus Most varieties require full sun (partial shade in warm inland areas of the West). D. deltoides varieties tolerate partial shade.

Maiden Pink​
Maiden Pink​

'Red Maiden' Maiden Pinks Dianthus deltoides 'Red Maiden' is hot pink and forms a mat of deep green foliage on which 12-inch-tall flowers appear in late spring. It is hardy in Zones 3-8.

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Sweet ​William​
Sweet ​William​

A bit more tolerant of cold than others in the family, sweet William flourishes in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 to 9. Generally, Dianthus are recommended for USDA zones 4 to 9. Reputedly, sweet William's short life may be due to its extravagance of blooms.