The Main Plant entry for Dianthus

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Dianthus.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Dianthus
  • Carnation

Photo Gallery
Location: Fairfax, VA

Beauty

Date: 1/31/2021
Blushing Brides

Date: 1/31/2022
Red seashores
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2016-03-27
Location: my garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2020-05-30
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-03-15
supermarket carnations
Location: SD
Raging Fires of Old

Date: 2009-12-12
Credit Alexey Sergeev

Ruddy bloomer
Location: South flower box in my yard
Date: 2023-06-06
I love this f k o
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-08-03
grown from cuttings from florist stems
Location: SD
Little Spanish Dancer
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 22/12/2018
Blomming in TingDing's Garden

Date: 2014-05-27
Better example, of Dianthus  'Laced Perfume', sowing, from Renee'

Shadows of My Past
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-06-05
Location: My garden 
Bouquet

Date: 2022-03-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-05-05
carnation

Date: 2/9/2022
Lovely Purples

Date: 2015-01-30
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2017-02-12
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-03-15
supermarket carnation

Evening Sky

Strawberry Ice-cream
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Carlisle, Ohio
Date: 2019-06-14
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2018-06-03
Location: Hampton,  Virginia
Date: 2010-01-08
Dinthus Alwoodii's x alpinus 'Allwood's alpinus' ( No current lis

Date: Late spring
This is 'Bearded' which I'd also come across, a pair of plants, e
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-06-24
spooky X siberian blue from my garden
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-06-24
spookyXsiberian blue from my garden
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-05-18
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Photo by lovemyhouse

Dianthus: Pinball Wizard

Haunting Beauties of Life
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: July 31, 2022
Sweet William # 78 nn;  AG page 83, 15-1-?,"Name from 'of  Jupite
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2017-02-12

Date: 2017-01-16
Location: Hampton,  Virginia
Date: Spring
A sowing, from some years ago, of 'Laced Perfume' ex Renee's Gard

Angels in Disguise

Ruffles
Location: central Illinois
Date: 5-19-19
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis
Date: 2018-03-31
carnation
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-08-17
Dianthus
Photo by thomasjones2266

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2013-04-07

Date: 2013-03-15
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-04
A survivor of the 2021 Texas Snow/Ice Apocalypse with 2º and sin
Location: Annadale, VA
Date: 2011-11-25
Location: Tossa de Mar, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-06-16
Photo by JulieB
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-10-28
Dianthus 010

Date: 2013-03-29

Date: 2013-03-29
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15

Date: 2014-01-20
Location: Ralston, OK
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2013-03-29
Location: Blaine TN
Date: 2018-05-13

Date: 2013-03-18

Date: 2013-03-18

Date: 2013-03-18

Date: 2013-03-18

Date: 2013-03-18

Date: 2013-03-29
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2020-07-12
First season bloom

Date: 2014-02-19

Date: 2013-03-18
Location: Buffalo Garden Walk  NY USA
Date: 2006 summer
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2017-03-26

Date: 2012-06-18
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-01-07
Florist carnation
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-30
Dianthus Garden 003
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-18
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022

Date: 2012-12-27
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 5-23-2004
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15

Date: 2014-01-20
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Michigan
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 4-9-12
This 'flavor' of Dianthus has lived in the pot for three years.
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-05-13
Carnation in florist bouquet.  The petals have "inner glitter."
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-05-13
Carnation in florist bouquet.

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Tossa de Mar, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-04

Date: 2013-03-29
Photo by stilldew
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2015-03-17

photo by ghislain118

Date: 2014-02-19
Photo by HollyAnnS

Date: 2013-02-23
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-21
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2014-02-07

Date: 2012-06-18
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2016-12-15
Location: N. Fl.
Date: 2012-06-29
Location: Houston
Date: late spring 2012

Date: 2015-02-24
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2016-11-11
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 5-23-2004
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-06-11
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-23
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-05-12
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Tossa de Mar, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-04
Location: Irving Texas
Date: 2017-05-07
Photo by sedumzz

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2014-02-19
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8b
Date: 2012-06-02
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by HollyAnnS
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-02-23
cut flower
Location: Houston
Date: 2014-05-19

Date: 2013-03-15
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-03-04
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-03-13
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-18

Date: 2013-04-11
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2016-11-11

Date: 2014-01-20
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: my garden
Location: Lisgar Gardens, Hornsby, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2014-11-11
Photo by jkaufman84
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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Dec 7, 2011 5:53 PM concerning plant:
    There are over 300 species of Carnations, and hundreds more hybrid varieties. Although the hybrids come in many different colors, the most common colors are white, pink and red. Most have a sweet spicy scent.

    There are annual, biennial and perennial varieties of carnations.

    Carnations are used in flower beds, borders, rock gardens and containers, such as pots, and are one of the longest-lasting cut flowers.

    Cuttings taken from the terminal growth can also be used to propagate Carnations. The cuttings, varying from four to six inches long, are taken, and the basal leaves of at least two to three nodes are removed. The cuttings are then inserted in pure sand. The lower leaves must not touch the surface. Cuttings will be ready for transplantation in 25 to 30 days.This method is preferable in the case of perennial Carnations.

    Carnations can also be grown by division to rejuvenate older plants. Dig up an entire clump and pull it apart using your hands to separate the plant segments, or use two gardening forks, inserted in the center of the clump, to gently pry the plant apart. Replant each new division as you would a new perennial or annual, and water it in very well.

    You need to know ahead how tall each variety will grow in order to provide the right kind of support. The support should be set in place soon after planting, or as the plants emerge from the ground in the spring, so the stems will remain up.
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 9, 2020 10:50 PM concerning plant:
    Grow pinks in the front of a perennial border or in a rock garden, plant as a ground cover in a small sunny area, or use to edge a walk or terrace.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 3, 2016 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On March 11, 2015 Obtained plant
MrsBinWY On April 5, 2021 Seeds germinated
observed 2; 14 up on 4-9-21
MrsBinWY On April 2, 2021 Seeds sown
16 (all) gift seeds from poisondartfrog (commercial for 2021) in milk jug @ room temp; Hazzard's Seeds says this is a Barbatus/Chinensis hybrid
WebTucker On July 31, 2022 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Misidentified photo by growitall Mar 9, 2014 8:44 PM 6
Misidentified photo by growitall Mar 9, 2014 8:43 PM 4
Not Dianthus alpinus by growitall Apr 5, 2014 10:29 PM 3
'Bearded' Dianthus. by ShawnSteve Jul 14, 2019 8:09 AM 0
Dianthus Allwoodii's x alpinus by ShawnSteve Jul 14, 2019 8:19 AM 0
A moment of perfection by purpleinopp Feb 15, 2022 10:58 AM 1
Not sure this is barbatus species by purpleinopp Aug 2, 2022 9:31 AM 2

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