|Dianthus chinensis (Chinese Pink) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: Introduced US Wildflower
Other Common Names: China Pinks, Rainbow Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 12 in to 18 in
Spacing: 6 in to 9 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 4a-5b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 26000
Greek botanist Theophrastus gave these flowers the genus name Dianthus, which means “divine flower.” The common name of “pink” comes from the Old English word “pynken,” meaning to cut or notch, in reference to the distinctive jagged edges of the petals. Actually, this family of flowers brought about the use of the word “pink” to describe a color. Thomas Jefferson once grew these lovely flowers at his Monticello estate, having received seed from Philadelphia resident and gardener Bernard McMahon in 1807.
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