DIANTHUS deltoides 'Brillant'

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DIANTHUS deltoides 'Brillant'

Maiden Pink
[Confetti Cherry Red]
Select Item No. DA204

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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 and Asia
Special Features: Low-growing, mat-forming and easy to grow perennial from seed. Drought resistant.
Historical: A genus name derived from Greek, dios (God), anthos (flower) suggests something more than the ordinary - something positively heavenly!
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: bright red
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: slender, grass-green
Growth Habit: groundcover / mat-forming / compact
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.19048 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
5250
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
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: 2 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 6-8 weeks to flower.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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