The Main Plant entry for Dianthus

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

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Dianthus
Give a thumbs up Carnation

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

Image

Photo gallery:
Location: my garden zone 5 IndianaDate: 2020-05-30
By gardengus
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2009-12-12Credit Alexey Sergeev
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-03-15supermarket carnations
By AudreyDee
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2016-03-27
By sarahbugw
Give a thumbs up
Location: Auckland New ZealandDate: 22/12/2018Blomming in TingDing's Garden
By kheehua
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2015-01-30
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-05-05carnation
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: Carlisle, OhioDate: 2019-06-14
By Joa922010
Give a thumbs up
Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2015-06-24spooky X siberian blue from my garden
By gardengus
Give a thumbs up
Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2015-06-24spookyXsiberian blue from my garden
By gardengus
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2017-02-12
By sarahbugw
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2017-02-12
By sarahbugw
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-29
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St LouisDate: 2018-03-31carnation
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-03-15supermarket carnation
By AudreyDee
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-15
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-18
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-18
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-18
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2014-01-20
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Image
By JulieB
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-06-16
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2017-01-16
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-29
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: Blaine TNDate: 2018-05-13
By pdermer1x
Give a thumbs up
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-10-28Dianthus 010
By dawiz1753
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 5-19-19
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-18
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-01-07Florist carnation
By AudreyDee
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2012-06-18
By Calif_Sue
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2012-12-27
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-02-23
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-15
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-15
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-15
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-15
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-18
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-18
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-29
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-29
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-04-07
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: HoustonDate: late spring 2012
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2014-02-07
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2014-02-19
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-03-29
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2015-02-24
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2015-03-17
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-04-30Dianthus Garden 003
By dawiz1753
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-05-21
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-06-11
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-06-02
By Joy
Give a thumbs up
Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Courtesy Outsidepride
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-19
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-02-23cut flower
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St LouisDate: 2016-06-18
By jmorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: La Crescenta, CADate: 2016-12-15
By JulieB
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Dec 7, 2011 5:53 PM

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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Posted by KFredenburg (Morgan Hill, CA) on Jun 9, 2020 10:50 PM

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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 3, 2016 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
piksihk On March 11, 2015 Obtained plant
» Post your own event for this plant

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
What can I plant here? by Angelove516 Jul 5, 2020 7:24 PM 6
Suitable plants for a rock garden by gardenfish Jul 7, 2020 2:02 AM 4
Soil for Rock Gardening by Natalie Jul 3, 2020 2:30 PM 14
Dianthus by maggieledger Jun 25, 2020 3:57 AM 3
Amateur gardener - Help needed to identify 5 plants by fantmax Jun 15, 2020 1:02 PM 5
Dianthus Discoloration by Rachelleri Jun 4, 2020 11:20 AM 2
Easy one I think by LucyP Jun 3, 2020 2:41 PM 3
Browning dianthus flowers by sampagogether May 30, 2020 11:42 AM 2
Raised bed and flowering perennials questions by Avarens May 18, 2020 6:32 AM 2
Looking for plant ideas by types24 May 16, 2020 5:38 PM 1

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Rabbit's Foot sunset"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.