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Dianthus First Love [hyb] Everblooming Pinks

Dianthus First Love [hyb]
Dianthus First Love [hyb]
Stock Number: 80761
Availability: In Stock
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Cultural Code: HT what's this?

The "Everblooming Pink" tagline indicates its considerable success as a winter greenhouse performer (and now it is also newly discovered by designers of patio container combinations) as this fastigate cultivar does not languish in summer heat like many of its carnation cousins; nonetheless, when tried in outdoor beds, it still manages a rigorous upright habit supporting fringed "Pinks" opening creamy pale pink gradually fading to violet, then faded magenta. Still: best to take some cuttings for the winter coldframe, as tends to fade away if winter soil becomes too saturated with moisture while the plant is dormant.

Taxonomy
Family Caryophyllaceae
Plant Details
Cultural Code HT

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Cultural Codes

Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.

If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.

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