Dianthus Seeds - Dianthus Deltoides Maiden Pinks Flower Seed

Dianthus Seeds - Maiden Pink

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Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 8 inches

Bloom Season: Spring and summer

Bloom Color: Red

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the soil

Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Dianthus

Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides Red) - Grow this outstanding, low growing flower from Dianthus seeds! Commonly called Maiden Pink, this perennial remains green year round with 1 inch fragrant blooms of pink and red hues concentrated at the top during its blooming season from spring to summer. This is a mat-forming species with dark green leaves and is so rewarding to grow.

Rock garden flower

Maiden Pink is an evergreen, low-growing flower that is perfect for sowing in rock gardens, as an edging, or between paving stones as a ground cover.

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How to grow

How To Grow Dianthus From Seed: Maiden Pink seeds take about 14 days to germinate. Sow the seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost, and transplant when plants are 3 inches high.

Or sow Dianthus flower seeds directly outside as soon as soil can be prepared and cover with 1/8 inch of topsoil. Might take a full year before flowering.

  • Sowing Rate: Approximately 5,000 seeds covers 100 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Do not cover but press seed into soil
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Flower Specifications

Maiden Pink flowers keep their beauty even during the hottest summer months. It is a liberal self-sower, dropping its own flower seeds, so it will fill in nicely, making it a great ground cover or border plant.

  • Height: 8 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes