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Dianthus For Sale

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Carnation Plants – Best Dianthus Caryophyllus In New Zealand!

Growing colourful perennials such as Dianthus caryophyllus (commonly known as carnation) in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have both the largest variety of Dianthus plants, and the right one for your space. Our carnation plants have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate, and we grow and stock only the highest quality plants. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Dianthus, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Dianthus Questions

1. What month is best to plant Dianthus?

The best month to plant Dianthus is anytime from autumn until spring. Planting at this time gets the plants established before the heat of summer sets in. They can be planted in summer as long as they are watered regularly.

2. Does Dianthus come back every year?

Dianthus are perennial plants, which means that it comes back every year. They typically live for 3-5 years, but some varieties can live for up to 10 years.

3. What is the difference between a carnation and a dianthus?

Carnation is the common name for Dianthus caryophyllus. Dianthus is a genus of flowering plants and has over 300 species, many of which are popular garden plants.

The main difference between a carnation and a dianthus is that carnations are typically larger and have more flamboyant flowers than other Dianthus species. Carnations are also often scented, while other Dianthus species may or may not be.

4. Do dianthus only bloom once?

Some Dianthus species bloom only once, while others rebloom throughout the growing season. The blooming habit of a dianthus plant depends on the variety and the growing conditions.

Dianthus plants that bloom only once typically bloom in the spring or early summer. These plants typically produce a large flush of flowers that last for several weeks. Some examples of dianthus species that bloom only once include:

Dianthus plants that rebloom throughout the growing season typically produce smaller blooms, but they bloom more frequently. Some examples of dianthus species that rebloom throughout the growing season include:

5. Are Dianthus annuals or perennials?

Dianthus can be annuals, perennials, or biennials, depending on the species. Some of the most popular dianthus varieties are perennials, but there are also a number of annual and biennial varieties available.

6. How do you grow Dianthus in New Zealand?

Growing Dianthus in New Zealand is a rewarding experience, with their vibrant blooms adding pops of colour and fragrance to your garden. Here's what you need to know:

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7. Where is the best place to plant Dianthus?

The best place to plant Dianthus depends on several factors:

8. How do you keep dianthus blooming?

Keeping your Dianthus blooming beautifully takes a little care and attention. Here are some key tips:

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9. Is dianthus poisonous to dogs?

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Dianthus are not considered toxic to dogs. However, it's always best to be cautious and supervise your dog around any plants, as even non-toxic plants can sometimes cause stomach upset if ingested in large amounts.

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