DIANTHUS alpinus

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DIANTHUS alpinus

Alpine Pink
Select Item No. DA128
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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: Europe, Eastern Alps and Austria: rocky grassland, gritty slopes, endemic.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Dianthus alpinus is variable, rich pink, cerise and purplish-pink occur.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z7
Foliage: oblong to lanceolate, mostly dark green, blunt at the tips
Growth Habit: mat-forming / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 10 cm
Spacing between Plants: 10 cm
Soil Requirements: gritty / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.51282 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1950
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 6 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.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 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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