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Dianthus caryophyllus Odessa® Nicky
Dianthus caryophyllus Odessa® Nicky
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Dianthus caryophyllus Odessa® Nicky

Hardy Carnation

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.180.950

(=‘Hilodenick’) The Odessa series of hardy carnations are somewhat taller than some other pot types flowering from spring until late autumn and are completely hardy. This selection features masses of double, bright pink, carnation-like flowers held above attractive grey-green foliage. Fragrant. Excellent for cutting. Good drainage is essential for winter hardiness. Evergreen. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Dianthus caryophyllus Odessa® Nicky

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
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate