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Dianthus caryophyllus (Clove Pink, Carnation, Scarlet Carnation)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 506587



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
Species: Dianthus caryophyllus
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • May
Flowering End edit
  • June
Leaf Colour edit
  • Silver
  • Grey
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Edging
  • Cottage Garden
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Mediterranean Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
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Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Pink
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Division
  • Stem Cutting
  • Layering - Simple
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Jewell (5504)
toni (36069)
Netty (13946)
Frank (2698)
jbrowning84 (97)


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tmholding's Garden


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Jewell (5504) wrote on Apr 05 2009
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In my yard it thrives on neglect. Some varieties are highly fragrant with a cinnamon/clove-like smell. In the bed that I planted it in the plant has spread to over 6 feet by 4 feet. Even the smaller plants that were cuttings are between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet square. Needs well drained soil. The fragrance of mine is incredible. I would vote it "Best fragrant flower".

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