DIANTHUS barbatus nanus 'Midget'

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DIANTHUS barbatus nanus 'Midget'

Dwarf Sweet William
Select Item No. DA152

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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: Pyrenees, Central and Southern Europe, the Balkans, Russia, China: grasslands, waste areas from the lowlands to the mountains.
Special Features: Mixture of bright single flowers on plants with a very compact habit, many variations. Good, long-lasting cut flower.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: mixture of reds and pinks, some picoteed
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
Flowering: Second year flowering
Flower: single
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: narrow, green, strap-shaped
Growth Habit: cushion-forming / compact
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
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: 2 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 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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