Height: 1-6" (3-15cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Pink ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder) Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order) Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family) Genus: Dianthus (Pink) Species: pavonius (beautiful, like a peacock) ____________________________________
Dianthus pavonius is more suitable for a specialist alpine garden than a rockery, because of its small size. It forms a tight cushion of bluish pointed leaves, only an inch or so high, and in summer bears relatively large flowers in pale pink.
It is also suitable for grwoing in troughs.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Outside (21 days)
Outside (27 days)
Seed Pod The seedpod is a cylinder, opening with a star shape.
Seed The seeds are tiny flat brown discs. There are a few seeds in each seed pod.
Seedling The seedling is small, with small bluish pointed leaves.
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