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Dianthus deltoides

Dianthus deltoides
'Arctic Fire'

Common name maiden pink
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink (spring)
Size 6"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

It took me a while to figure out that the plants that I thought were maiden pinks were some other dianthus altogether. D. deltoides is characterized by somewhat floppy stems with fine leaves (but not grassy, like D. gratianopolitanus) and dainty fringed flowers. The flowers come in various colors single and bicolors. Our first one was 'Arctic Fire', grown from seed; since then, I've grown several other dianthus that look much like it, and which I'll consider to be maiden pinks unless/until I learn otherwise.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Arctic Fire' from '01 garden. Baggy 70F (70%G, 4-7d)

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