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Dianthus giganteus

Dianthus giganteus
Dianthus giganteus
This bud struck me as a fine model of a retro space capsule
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers deep pink (summer)
Size 3'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-July

Carnation-like flowers on wiry stems above foliage. Not a shocker, but a charming effect.

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

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '03/'04 exchange. Baggy 70F (53%G, 4-7d). Problems with damp-off after germination.
  2. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (50%G, 4d)

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