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Dianthus chinensis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
dy-AN-thus chi-NEN-sis
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Perennial herbs; leaves narrow and often gray-waxy; flowers 5-parted, often fragrant, pink-lilac, pink-purple or white.

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; florist plants; landscape in flower garden as herbaceous perennial.

Cultivars:
  • 'Diamond Blush Pink'
  • 'Diamond Carmine'
  • 'Diamond Coral'
  • 'Diamond Pink'
  • 'Diamond Scarlet'
  • 'Floral Lace Crimson'
  • 'Floral Lace Lilac'
Tags:
#red#fall#white#pink#sun#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#houseplant#annual#summer#spring#low growing#container plant#herbs#cpp
Cultivars:
  • 'Diamond Blush Pink'
  • 'Diamond Carmine'
  • 'Diamond Coral'
  • 'Diamond Pink'
  • 'Diamond Scarlet'
  • 'Floral Lace Crimson'
  • 'Floral Lace Lilac'
Tags:
#red#fall#white#pink#sun#poisonous#full sun#partial shade#houseplant#annual#summer#spring#low growing#container plant#herbs#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dianthus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herb
    Poisonous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    No reports of ingestion. Skin irritation reported from contact with clove pinks; minor and lasts only a few minutes.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Triterpenoid saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves