This page is for various plants that I've grown from seed labeled 'Dianthus myrtinervius'. The offspring are small dianthus, with fairly typical "pink" flowers, patterned with a darker ring, and mat-forming, evergreen foliage. We found them to be not very robust as first-year plants, and lost a number to temporary dry conditions. The second-year specimens seem strong enough, though.
||easy, germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late June|
As expressed in the comments below, my original batch, grown from traded seed, was most likely misidentified. The seedling at right is from a new seed exchange, and indeed looks quite different. Unfortunately, I don't think I ever saw it bloom, so the true species remains a mystery to me.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|R Lambert||Dec 01, 2009||I believe both your pictures of Dianthus myrtinervius are of D. deltioides an much more vigorous plant.
Considering how often dianthus are misidentified in trades and exchanges, I'd say you're probably right. I'll try to get my hands on some real D. myrtinervius so I can update this page properly...
|Alvin||Jun 23, 2012||Hi, these pictures are of Dianthus deltoides I'm pretty sure and not myrtinervius which has compact plant form.|
|Lori Skulski||May 16, 2015||HI,
I agree with the comments that this is not D. myrtinervius and is quite likely D. deltoides. It would be nice if you could correct the plant name and also the description ("patterned with darker ring" doesn't fit D. myrtinervius), since your site comes up pretty high in a Google search for some reason, and therefore can tend to (further) muddy the internet record. Thanks!|
- Seed from '03 trade. Baggy, 65F (100%G, 4-9d)
- Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (80+%G, 4-8d)
- Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange, two lots: 'Bright pink' baggy 70F (72%G, 4-9d); 'Red' baggy 70F (65%G, 4-9d)
- Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange, two lots: 'Bright pink' baggy 70F (63%G, 5-7d); 'Red' baggy 70F (92%G, 5-6d)
- Seed from '13 trade. Baggy 70F (63%G, 8-27d)
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