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Dianthus Barbatus

Botanical Name:

Dianthus barbatus

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Annual, Herbaceous Perennial, Houseplant, Poisonous

Lifespan

Annual, Biennial, Perennial

Flower

Flowers 5-parted with a frilled margin, often fragrant, shades of pink, red, often bicolor with white.

Fruit

The capsule is 1-celled, opening by 4 valves, the fruit is dry and splits open when ripe with numerous, shield-shaped blackish-brown seeds.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Bees

Moths

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Genus

Dianthus

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