DIANTHUS cruentus

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DIANTHUS cruentus

Blood Carnation
Select Item No. DA192

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Balkan, Turkey: dry grasslands, roadsides and heaths.
Special Features: DIANTHUS cruentus is easy to cultivate. Durable and attractive carnation with special color for dry locations. Self seeding at suitable conditions.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: brilliant blood-red
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: simple, grass-like, glabrous, green
Growth Habit: wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.83333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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