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Dianthus turkestanicus

Dianthus turkestanicus
Dianthus turkestanicus

Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink
Size 6-9"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil, preferably alkaline
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly July

Fast-growing, mat-forming perennial with typical fringed white/violet flowers on stems above the blue-green foliage. It lived into a second year and displayed its flowers in mid-May, but didn't impress. Fortunately, they were much fuller and more floriferous in following years. The photo at top shows a fourth-year plant.

Dianthus turkestanicus
Second-year plant wasn't exactly impressive, but it gave a preview of what was to come in future years

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: waterfall pondside

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (87%G, 5d)
  2. Seed from '12 garden. Baggy 70F (86%G, 4-6d)
  3. Seed from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (90%G, 5d)
  4. Seed from '15 garden. Pot outside 11/10 (many seedlings, 7d)

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