Plumarius and related species and sweet william d. Most are perennial though some are biennial or annual.
The foliage on all of these is blue gray and each comes in a rainbow of colors.
Dianthus annual or perennial. While each of these has its place in the flower garden if youre looking for the heirloom pinks that grew in grandmas garden make room in your landscaping for the perennial dianthus flower. Annual dianthus is the non hardy cousin to perennial carnations cottage pinks and the biennial sweet william. Repens in arctic north americacommon names include carnation d.
Dianthus flowers rise from two inches up to two feet above the leaves sometimes leaning a little lazily as they stretch toward the sun. Dianthus chinensis is most often grown as a cool season annual flower although it can be a short lived perennial in zones 5 and warmer. The perennial varieties include cheddar d.
Its common name comes not from the pink color of its flowers but rather from the jagged edge of the flower petals which look as though they have been cut with a pinking shear. From a large genus of about 300 species dianthus are native to europe and asia. Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family caryophyllaceae native mainly to europe and asia with a few species in north africa and in southern africa and one species d.
They are an excellent bedding plant for cool sunny areas and containers. Dianthus are perennial annual or biennial plants with feathery silver green or blue gray leaves usually forming a tight mound or mat. Dianthus plants may be found as a hardy annual biennial or perennial and most often used in borders or potted displays.
Perennial formsalso called pinksare evergreen or semi evergreen. While dianthus plants are generally perennials or biennials many are planted and treated as annuals in home landscapes according to the horticulturalists with university of nebraska extension. There is a dianthus plant for almost any garden space and region.
Plumarius and grass pinks d. The typical annual dianthus is the dianthus chinensis or chinese pinks. Dianthus flowers dianthus spp are also called pinks they belong to a family of plants which includes carnations and are characterized by the spicy fragrance the blooms emit.
Dianthus plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds as well as pollinating insects. They grow in compact carpet like mounds covered in slightly fragrant single to double disk like flowers in shades of red pink white and bicolor. Its easy to get confused when shopping for dianthus plants for the garden as the genus encompasses plants that behave as annuals perennials and biennials.
Is dianthus an annual or a perennial.