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Dianthus: Dianthus chinensis 'Fandango™ Purple Picotee'

Botanical name: Dianthus chinensis 'Fandango™ Purple Picotee'

Common name: China pink

also known as (Indian pink, rainbow pink, Japanese pink, French mignonette, Chinese pink, Dianthus, pink, Dianthus amurensis, Dianthus heddewigii, Dianthus laciniatus)

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Photo credit: Goldsmith Seeds
Dianthus: Dianthus chinensis 'Fandango™ Purple Picotee'
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Goldsmith Seeds

Gilroy, CA

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Soil: dry, alkaline, sand
Zones: 5a thru 10b

fall interest, butterfly attracting, drought tolerant

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description for "Dianthus: Dianthus chinensis 'Fandango™ Purple Picotee'"

'Fandango™ Purple Picotee' China pink produces blooms of bold purple pattern against a soft purple background. Upright. 'Fandango™ Purple Picotee' is fragrant. Cool season. Useful for garden height. Really a biennial, China pinks are most often treated as half-hardy annuals in North American gardens. Plant them early in the cool spring to encourage them to bloom in their first year. Use in the front of your garden beds, in containers, or in your rock garden. Requires full sun and plenty of drainage. They hate wet feet! Do not overfertilize, and keep the soil neutral to alkaline (most other garden plants prefer neutral to acidic garden soils). Blooms until frost. If you protect during the winter, they may stick around for a second year. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman


Dianthus chinensis is native to China, Korea, eastern Russia and parts of India.

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