Dianthus (commonly known as carnations or pinks) are an easy to care for perennial or annual plant. The plants bloom during the summer and some can rebloom into the fall. One of the best ways to ensure that your plant produces the most amount of blooms as possible, is by deadheading the spent flowers.
When you plant transplants, you should dig a hole twice as deep as the pot and just as wide. Remove the pink from the pot and set it into the hole. Fill the hole with potting soil or compost and soil. Make sure you fill Read more
Planting Dianthus Plant pinks in full sun, partial shade or anywhere they will receive at least 6 hours of sun. The plants need fertile, well-drained soil that is alkaline.
Pinks are hardy but usually perform best when planted in spring. Make sure they are acclimatised to outside temperatures first before you plant them. Plant in full sun. Deadhead plants as flowers go over for tidier plants.
Pinks require a well-drained soil. Improve heavy soils by digging in grit prior to planting. Alternatively plant pinks in pots of peat-free, multi-purpose compost. Plants should settle in quickly if grown in the right conditions, so you won't need to water them for long.
Most are perennial, though some are biennial or annual. Perennial forms—also called pinks—are evergreen or semi-evergreen. The common name is derived from the frilly edges of the petals, which look like they were cut with pinking shears. Sweet William is a short-lived perennial most often Read more
Plant pinks in full sun, partial shade or anywhere they will receive at least 6 hours of sun. The plants need fertile, well-drained soil that is alkaline. Wait until the danger of frost has passed when planting dianthus and place them at the same level Read more
According to the University of Missouri's Integrated Pest Management, peonies do, in fact, attract ants—but why? Essentially, because they're so sweet (as if we didn't already know that). Budding peonies secrete nectar that ants, in turn, rely on for food.
DEAR NICK: That pink, lumpy stuff is a type of slime mold, Lycogala epidendrum, which thrives during hot, moist weather on dead, yet nutritious, organic matter like fallen trees and mulch.
Pinks poisoning in dogs is a mild to moderate condition that usually causes gastric upset and maybe irritation of the skin. The most dangerous side effect of pinks poisoning is the damage done to the red blood cells by the triterpenoid saponins in the foliage Read more
Plant pinks in full sun, partial shade or anywhere they will receive at least 6 hours of sun.
Pinks like well-drained soil in a sunny position but can also be grown in partial shade.
The leaves contain glycosides called triterpenoid saponins that can cause a foaming in the digestive tract and stomach, triggering gastrointestinal irritation. The most dangerous side effect of pinks poisoning is the damage done to the red blood cells by the triterpenoid saponins in the foliage Read more
Plant pinks in full sun, partial shade or anywhere they will receive at least 6 hours of sun. The plants need fertile, well-drained soil that is alkaline.
Pinks are hardy and cope well in hot summers and very cold winters. They do best in a neutral or alkaline soil.
Pink rot develops in poorly-drained soils and field areas, or under excessive irrigation/rainfall. Often plants growing next to wheel tracks or wherever there is stagnant water. It's most severe in wet soils that are at 68-86oF. Pink rot can survive on the roots of small Read more
Water. Dianthus flowers need weekly watering. Aim to give plants 1 inch of water per week, but avoid water-logging the soil.
Pink Lady Anatomy "Pink Lady" apple blossoms have both male and female parts for reproduction. However, they are also referred to as self-sterile. They cannot pollinate themselves successfully and produce a fruit.
Pinks plants are very easy to grow. They prefer full sun and a well drained soil. They will do well in average soils, but prefer rich soils. They tolerate dry soil conditions.
According to Garden Design, adding lime or eggshells to the soil will ensure a pinker color, while adding aluminum sulfate, pine needles, or coffee grounds can give your hydrangeas the blues.
A host of different diseases can infect dianthus plants. These problems cause foliage and flowers to suddenly wilt, roots to rot and various parts of the plant to discolor. Calyx rot starts at the tip of the flowers and gradually engulfs the blossom.
Dianthus – Plants that Grow in Sandy Soil and Sun Also known as Pinks and Carnations, Dianthus are garden cottage classics. Dianthus are available in a variety of colors. Many are fragrant and make lovely bouquets. Many varieties have blue-green or blue frosted foliage.
The attractive white or pink blossom hums with a variety of species, helping to produce tasty fruit for us. Spring - Bees are major pollinators of these trees, especially the Red mason bee. The attractive white or pink blossom hums with a variety of species, Read more
The more compact alpine pinks are perfect for planting in pots, window boxes and hanging baskets and also look good in rockeries. Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus), grown as biennials for early summer flowers, are also part of the Dianthus family.
Allwood pinks (D. x allwoodii) are long lasting with flowering extending at least 8 weeks. They are mostly double flowering and come in two sizes, 3 to 6 inches (8-15 cm.)
Mound-forming pinks. Photo by Lorna Kring. Water new plants weekly. They can be fertilized every 4-6 weeks with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer such as 20-10-20 during the growing season, or apply a slow-release pellet-form fertilizer in the spring.
Pinks (Dianthus plumarius) multiply easily and are deer resistant. The fragrant blossoms come in many colors and make excellent cut flowers. For earliest blooms start Pinks (Dianthus) seeds indoors six to eight weeks before your last frost.
They have scented single or double flowers nearly all summer and most repeat flower if deadheaded. Garden pinks look good in cottage gardens and herbaceous borders. They also make good cut flowers, and have a lovely, clove-like scent.
They are easily propagated by cuttings, however, so you can create fresh plants each year. When growing pinks as a cut flower, wait until the buds have slightly opened before picking – if you pick them when the buds are closed the perfume won't be Read more
One of the most common is Serratia marcescens (S. marcescens), which looks like mold, but is actually bacteria. Ranging from pink to pinkish-orange or orange, it most often forms on damp bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room surfaces where it can feed on the fat and Read more
If your pinks (dianthus) are looking a bit leggy you can get them looking good again by digging them up and then planting them much deeper so that all the straggly bits of stem are below soil level. They will send out new roots along Read more
Perennial forms—also called pinks—are evergreen or semi-evergreen. The common name is derived from the frilly edges of the petals, which look like they were cut with pinking shears. Sweet William is a short-lived perennial most often grown as a biennial or annual.
Pinks. Most modern pinks are globe-shaped plants 6 to 18 inches tall and wide. Nonhybrid varieties may spread by self-seeding, but they are generally not considered spreading plants. Like carnations and sweet William, they grow best in rich, organic soil that is kept evenly moist.
Pruning Dianthus Any overgrown or leggy stems growing from the plant can be cut back any time during the summer growing season. Cut the leggy branches near leaf buds to help encourage branching at that spot in the stem.
The color pink is named after the flowers, pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus, and derives from the frilled edge of the flowers. The verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (possibly from Read more
Pinks are hardy but usually perform best when planted in spring. Make sure they are acclimatised to outside temperatures first before you plant them. Plant in full sun.
Pinks grow best in full sun, in well drained soil. Do not overwater.
Pinks are grown from seed. They can be directly seeded into your flower garden or started indoors for transplanting later. Start transplants six to eight weeks before the last frost in your area. If planting outdoors, sow them after the soil has begun to warm Read more
Most dianthus, other than China pinks, are hardy even in sub-zero temperatures. Still, you can encourage the best flowering by protecting the plants from the drying winds and colder temperatures in winter. The extra protection of a frost blanket on nights below 40 F may Read more
Dianthus flowers have five petals and come in a variety of colors including all shades of white, pink, yellow and red, with a huge variety of flower shapes and markings. The leaves are often glaucous grey-green or blue-green. Dianthus should not be mulched because good Read more