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Dianthus Indian Carpet

SKU: 2DIAN
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Overview
The Indian Carpet Mix creates a colorful carpet of unique white, pink, and red blooms from spring to summer. Fragrant and gorgeous, this Dianthus is perfect for the front of any garden or planted in large groups. (Dianthus barbaratus)
key features
Botanical Name
Dianthus barbarini
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Small Spaces
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
6" tall
Mature Spread
12-16" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

The Indian Carpet Mix is fragrant and fast-spreading; perfect for a mass planting or the front of any garden bed. Carnations must have full sun, and rich soil with absolutely perfect drainage. Once established, they'll reward you with bouquet after bouquet.

Dianthus is the botanical name of a great group of flowers that includes wild Sweet William, the pinks, and of course, the carnations. Some of the pinks have been in gardens since Elizabethan times, and of today the carnation is a mainstay of the florist trade. Dianthus species are not at all hard to grow, and once they're happy in your garden, they'll return every year with more and more color and fragrance.

Seeds? Yes, we have the meadow favorite, Wild Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) in our wildflower seed department. It's a favorite biennial that creates waves of magnificent colors (several colors and bi-colors) in wildflower meadows. And it's a snap to grow.