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Dianthus superbus

Dianthus superbus
var. longicalycinus
fringed pink

Common name fringed pink
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers pink-red
Size 24"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Supposed to be taller than most pinks in our garden. We've grown two varieties of this in recent years - the first was named 'Crimsonia' - an attractive red-and-white bicolor with frilly petals. Although it bloomed in its first year, it stayed small - and did not return the following year. Just this past year, we tried D. superbus var. longicalycinus. These grew more robustly, and burst into flower by August, with fine-frilly pink flowers opening from slender tubular buds.

Dianthus superbus
var. longicalycinus in a different light looks almost blue

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

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-7d)
  2. Seed for ssp. longicalycinus from HPS/MAG '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F (68%G, 4d)

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