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Dianthus Mountain Frost™ Pink Carpet

Scientific Name : Dianthus hybrida
Common Name : China Pinks, Cheddar Pinks
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : A wonderful landscape border variety that provides a burst of bright pink color in Spring and continual blooming in Summer and Fall.
Displays a carpet of strong, 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.
Available as a liner only
A burst of bright pink color with a carpet of strong, green foliage.
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  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.8 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      68-70°F (20-21°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Very low
      Fertilization:
      50 ppm N starting at Day 7
      Pinching:
      Pinch to remove any flower buds.
      Transplanting:
      42-49 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Dianthus require very low mist settings to root. Over-misting will result in slow rooting and high losses in propagation.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      45-60°F (7-16°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      3,000 to 5,000
      Vernalization:
      Beneficial for an increased quantity of Spring blooms.
      Daylength:
      Day length neutral
      Watering:
      Low to moderate
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      None
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      Not necessary.
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Not particularly sensitive
  • 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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