Dianthus superbus Bearded
For those who love the exotic and unusual this variety of Dianthus delivers. Fringed and lacy petals top 12-18 inch stems and open in shades of pink, white, and purple. To add to the interest of this little perennial is that it is a great cool weather bloomer and provides a gentle sweet fragrance. Ideal for flower arranging and providing color all winter in milder climates you can also expect blooms in spring and fall when color and scent is much appreciated. Grow in full sun to part shade in well drained soil. Pkt. 25
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Sow in moist potting mix ¼ inch deep. Keep at 64-70 F. and bright light. Transplant to 3 inch pots when 2 sets of leaves appear. Can be sown outdoors in early spring when light frost is still possible. Germinates in 5-21 days. Transplant seedlings into the garden 12-18 in. apart.