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Pink - Fringed 'Dancing Geisha'
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Pink - Fringed 'Dancing Geisha'

Dianthus isensis (chinensis var. laciniatus)
If you are attracted to the wonders of the horticultural world, as we are, this fragrant Dianthus is for you! As intricately created as a spider's web, these elaborate blooms have long fringed petal edges and hues in a mix of shades of lavender, pink, red, and white, many with rings and stitching worthy of that master seamstress.
SKU #S1832
$6.00
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
28
Lifecycle
Perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
3,
4,
5,
6,
7,
8,
9
Mature Size
1.5' h x 1' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular to rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline pH
Season
Spring to summer
Color
Lavender, white, pink and red
Features
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
1/16"
Sprout Time:
14-21 days
Starting Indoors:
6-8 weeks before last frost, sow in soil-less seed starting mix, covering containers with humidity dome to retain moisture. Keep at 65-70°F and remove covering once germinating.
Starting Outdoors:
Sow spring to mid-summer for blooms the following year.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
Set outside in spring after all danger of frost has passed.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
The fringed pink 'Dancing Geisha' is a beautiful plant that attracts butterflies and bees and is also deer-resistant. It thrives in average to rich, well-drained soils in full sun with little moisture, making it perfect for borders and drier areas like rock gardens. If mulching is necessary to suppress weeds, use a layer of fine gravel. In springtime, remove any winter-killed stems by pruning them away. To renew vigor, divide the plant every two to three years, preferably in early spring for zones 3-6 or in fall for zones 7-9.
Final Spacing:
8-12"
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Water regularly during first growing season, about 1" per week, watering mornings only. Once established water during especially prolonged dry periods. Avoid overwatering and saturated soils.
Soil pH:
Tolerates most soil pH levels, but neutral to alkaline is preferred. If soil is particularly acidic, apply a handful of lime when planting.
Fertilizer:
Apply a low-nitrogen granular, organic fertilizer or 2" of compost in springtime.
Diseases & Pests:
Leaf spots can mar the leaves of Dianthus. Space well apart for good air circulation and apply organic fungicides if disease is present.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when two flowers are open on the spray.