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Dianthus barbatus Barbarini 'Purple Bi-Color'

Photo courtesy of Syngenta Flowers.

Pot Carnation

The Barbarini Purple Bicolor dianthus offers flowers with a  deep purple center and lighter edges. This plant is perfect for pots and will produce flowers through September. Removing spent flowers will encourage more blooms. 

Height

6-8 Inches

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Spread

8-12 Inches

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

Dianthus thrives in fertile, fast draining soil. It should be watered 2-3 times a week until it becomes established. After that point, a weekly watering will be adequate to grow great looking dianthus. Worn-out flowers should be removed promptly to promote more blooms. This plant can produce richly fragrant flowers in the spring and summer. When purchasing dianthus, you should look for plants with clear green or grayish green foliage. Many plants will be in flower when you purchase them, most will at least be budded. Be sure to look for other great colors such as red, white and rose when purchasing your spring, summer or fall plants.

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Interesting Notes


  • Used in some countries in herbal remedies for relief of rheumatism and arthritis

  • Used in China for its anti-bacterial properties

  • Looks great when planted underneath roses and other shrubs


 

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes
Edging
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Container
Purchase Size(s):
Quart
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
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