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Common Name: Annual Pinks      Latin Name: Dianthus chinensis      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Dianthus chinensis

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Category: Annual
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus: Dianthus
species: chinensis
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 0.5 to 1 foot tall
Growth habit: Dense, mounded habit
Foliage: Basal leaves early in the season, then leaves that are opposite, gray-green, lanceolate, 1 to 3 inches long
Flowers: Loose clusters of single or double, sweetly-scented flowers with fringed margins in shades of pink, red, lavender and white, from early summer to fall. Called pinks because the petals look like they have been cut with pinking shears
Culture: Full sun and well-drained, slightly alkaline soil
Uses: Bedding, edging
Propagation: Seed
Cultivars and Related species:
Telstar series – ‘Telstar Picotee’ was a 1989 AAS winner; short plants to 10 inches with crimson red flowers with a serrated white edge. Blooms as heavily the first year and may return in zone 6 or warmer.
‘Ideal Violet’ – Shown here, 1992 AAS winner, 10 inches tall with 1˝-inch single violet blooms and superior heat tolerance
D. barbatus is Sweet William, a binnial that self-sows, making it seem perennial.
D. caryophyllus is an annual carnation similar to greenhouse carnations but smaller and more fragrant.
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics:
Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 36
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Dianthus chinensis flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Dianthus chinensis flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Dianthus chinensis flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Dianthus chinensis flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.132648533333300 Longitude: -84.411064050000000] Specimen: 1470
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 56.438830533333300 Longitude: 10.344740933333300] Specimen: 3191
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden Copenhagen Denmark
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 56.438830533333300 Longitude: 10.344740933333300] Specimen: 5029
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dianthus pulmaris rachel
Location: aarhus

Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden Copenhagen Denmark
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 56.438830533333300 Longitude: 10.344740933333300] Specimen: 5038
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dianthus pulmaris rachel
Location: aarhus

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