Siberian Blue Dianthus

gardenfanatic(MO zone5b)April 18, 2010

I had these plants a few years ago. They did beautifully for a few years. Then I decided I wanted them in a different spot. So I moved them and they croaked. I'm not sure what the difference was between these two areas. Can anyone tell me what this plant's preferences are because I'd like to plant some more. Thanks,

Deanna

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coolplantsguy(z6 Ontario)

I'm fairly certain you are referring to Dianthus amurensis, which is a great summer-flowering species, but is also relatively short-lived.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 8:56AM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

They enjoy full sun in well drained soil. They won't tolerate wet soil and especially in winter. I grow mine in mostly sun with late afternoon shade and in full sun and they both do well. If you deadhead they will bloom a lot longer. I also find their seed easy to collect and can be easily winter sown for fresh plants anytime you want them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dianthus Care

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 9:34AM
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