The Q&A Archives: Light Requirements for Dianthus

Question: I have bought some dianthus to plant in a patio. Would it be best to plant in hanging baskets in partial sun (option of morning or afternoon), because no full sun available? Or would it be better to plant in the ground where the sun is available in theafternoon? Thank you. Harold Keswick Fort Worth, TX

Answer: I'd grow dianthus in the ground with afternoon sun. As long as it gets at least 6 hours of sun it should grow and bloom fine. The containers are fine to grow them, but if you want to overwinte the dianthus, they'd probably survive better in the ground. Be adventurous and try some of both!!

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