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Dianthus ‘Velvet and Lace’
Dianthus ‘Velvet and Lace’
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Dianthus ‘Velvet and Lace’

China Pinks

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.180.690

The China Pinks are a hybrid group native to northern China, Korea, Mongolia and southeastern Russia. They are often grown as bedding annuals, but plants will usually survive a winter or two. This delightful selection features small, double, maroon-purple flowers with lacy, fringed white edges, looking very much like little carnations. Stems are good for cutting and blooms are fragrant. Divide every two years, in spring. Remove faded flowers regularly to promote new buds to form. Plants may be sheared back in mid-summer, to maintain a compact habit. Excellent in containers and tubs, as well as in the sunny border and rock garden.

Further details for
Dianthus ‘Velvet and Lace’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.