Dianthus gratianopolitanus “Mountain Mist”
Plant Abstract

Known as- Dianthus
Grow Zone - 3 to 8
Type- Herbaceous perennial
Familial- Caryophyllaceae
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- None
ht.- 0.75 to 1 ft.
Span- 0.75 to 1 ft.
Coloring- Smoky pink
Shade/Light- Full sun
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Easily grown in average, moderate wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers fertile, slightly alkaline soils. Space plants 9-12’ apart to promote good air circulation. Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom period.
This hybrid dianthus is a compact, vigorous, clump-forming plant which features numerous, single, fringed, scented, smoky pink flowers on stems typically rising 10-12’ tall in spring. May repeat bloom in autumn. Foliage consists of vigorous tufts of narrow, linear, silvery-blue leaves which remain attractive throughout the growing season.
No serious insect or disease problems. Leaf spots can be a problem in humid conditions where plants are crowded. Crown rot may occur in wet, poorly-drained soil conditions.

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