Perennials forum: I'm wondering?

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Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Jun 6, 2012 6:18 PM CST
I have a number of dianthus in full bloom right now and they look so pretty. I usually just let them go to seed, but I'm wondering if I cut the plants back after bloom if they'll re-bloom? I know of other perennials that will do this. Would love those beautiful blooms to last longer through the season.

Thanks,
Joy


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NJBob
Jun 6, 2012 7:53 PM CST

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Yes they do . I always cut them back and get another full bloom later in the season.
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threegardeners
Jun 6, 2012 8:30 PM CST
I agree same here...I get a second bloom later in the summer.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Jun 6, 2012 8:34 PM CST
Thanks so much. I tip my hat to you. That's what I'll do then. Smiling
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virginiarose
Jun 10, 2012 8:20 AM CST
Thanks for sharing your pictures, we should all have more of those!! They are stunning, especially the white ones. Do you know what they are called? How tall does this variety get? Green Grin!
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CindiKS
Jun 17, 2012 8:17 AM CST
oh, I can smell those clove pinks from here! yum!
Those are some beautiful clumps.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 17, 2012 11:14 AM CST
I would think they would rebloom for you with your long season. Some dianthus will rebloom and some won't after being cut back according to my dianthus book. But I don't know for sure which ones.

I think dianthus will be my next collection. Those are beautiful, Joy!
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Roses_R_Red
Jun 17, 2012 12:51 PM CST
Only one of my clumps came back this year. Does too much water have an adverse effect on them?

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