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Dianthus Mountain Frost™ Pink Twinkle

Scientific Name : Dianthus hybrida
Common Name : China Pinks, Cheddar Pinks
Hardiness Zone : 4b - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Autumn, Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Frost Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant Flowers
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : A wonderful landscape border variety that provides a burst of bright, bicolor pink flowers in Spring and continual blooming in Summer and Fall.
Displays tidy mounds of strong, silvery-green foliage.
Idea & Tips : Plant in a sunny border or rock-garden location.
Water to establish plants, then only as needed under drought conditions.
Removing old flower stems will keep the plants looking fresh and tidy, and will encourage more flowers.
Grower Information
  • Requires no vernalization to flower.
  • Will rebloom consistently from early Spring until Fall.
  • Tolerant of rainy and wet conditions.
  • Tidy, mounding habit is great for landscape borders.
  • Ideal for 2.5-qt. and 1-gal. pot sizes.
Available as unrooted cuttings or liners
Bright, bicolor pink flowers with silvery-green foliage.
Protection InformationPP30,105
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      68-70°F (20-21°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Very low
      50 ppm N starting at Day 7
      Pinch to remove any flower buds.
      42-49 days after sticking
      Dianthus require very low mist settings to root. Over-misting will result in slow rooting and high losses in propagation.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      45 to 60°F (7 to 16°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      3,000 to 5,000
      Beneficial for an increased quantity of Spring blooms.
      Day length neutral
      Low to moderate
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      Not necessary
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Thrips, Carnation mottle virus
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      18-20 wks, including 6 wks below 50°F (10°C)
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      18-20 wks, including 6 wks below 50°F (10°C)
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Not recommended
      Bloom Months:
      March to October

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