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Scientific Name: Dianthus chinensis
Pronunciation: dye-AN-thus chye-NEN-sis
Common Name: dianthus, China pink
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features:
Course(s): Level 2 Apprenticeship

Habit: Dense, Spreading
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Alkaline, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Dryland (no watering), Perennial border
Additional Info: Google Images. Cultivars shown or on campus may include D. 'Telstar Crimson' (D. barbatus x D. chinensis).
dianthus, China pink
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Basal, Opposite
Texture/ Venation:
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate

Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Cultivar of left image: Dianthus 'Telstar Crimson' (D. barbatus x D. chinensis); remaining image is cv. of D. chinesis

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Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

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Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Sawfly or horntail, Crown rot, Mites, Rust, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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