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Dianthus chinensis 'Velvet 'n Lace' (Chinese Pink)

Chinese Pink 'Velvet 'n Lace', Rainbow Pink 'Velvet 'n Lace', Indian Pink 'Velvet 'n Lace'


Incredibly eye-catching, Dianthus chinensis 'Velvet 'n Lace' (Chinese Pink) is a compact Chinese Pink with quite unique, fully double, velvety maroon-purple flowers with lacy white petal edges. Resembling carnations, they are sweetly fragrant and bloom from early summer to frost. Attractive to hummingbirds, the blossoms sit on upright stems clothed with narrow, lance-shaped, blue-green leaves. Easy to grow, and perfect for adding a splash of color in the garden, this delightful Chinese Pink is an excellent addition to the sunny border, cottage garden or containers. Splendid as cut flowers too!

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall and wide (15-30 cm). 
  • Thrives in full sun in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
  • Excellent choice for beds and borders, garden edging or containers.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new blooms. When flowering declines, trim back to promote additional bloom.
  • Susceptible to crown rot and rust in poorly-drained soils. Watch for snails and slugs. Deer resistant.
  • Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Plant in the ground 1-2 weeks before last frost date.
  • Dianthus chinensis species is native to northern China, Korea, Mongolia and southeastern Russia.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Dianthus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Dianthus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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