DIANTHUS spiculifolius

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DIANTHUS spiculifolius

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Select Item No. DA308

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Eastern Carpathian, Western Ukraine: rocky areas, endemic.
Special Features: DIANTHUS spiculifolius is very close to DIANTHUS petraeus, perhaps only a subspecies. Flowers larger and always bearded.
Historical: DIANTHUS spiculifolius is very close to DIANTHUS petraeus, perhaps only a subspecies. Flowers larger and always bearded.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white with red eye
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: narrow, lanceolate, coarsely hairy, deep-green foliage
Growth Habit: cushion-forming / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / lime-loving, calcareous / well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.42857 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
700
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 5 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):
early spring - late summer
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 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")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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