Dianthus chinensis

Scientific name: Dianthus chinensis


Common names: “Annual pink” “Indian pink” “China pink”

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial or biennial, often grown as an annual


Zone: 7-10

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Neutral – slightly alkaline soil containing fine compost, doesn’t like clay

Moisture: Well drained


Plant Size: H 6-12″ W 6-9″

Leaf and Stem shape: Glaucous foliage and stems

Flower: Up to 15 single flower per cyme, red – pink – lilac – white, or bicolours, summer

Maintenance: Medium, doesn’t like organic mulch

Landscape use: Flower beds, edging, gravel garden, coastal cottage, container plant, foreground, tops of rock walls

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Aphids

Comments: Showy flowers, might be good in a planter box which is overwintered indoors


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