Dianthus scardicus

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Dianthus scardicus Wettst.

Caryophyllaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Dianthus scardicus is a perennial.

Naming

Dianthus scardicus was described by Richard Wettstein. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Dianthus scardicus is a species in the genus Dianthus which contains approximately 435 to 658 species and belongs to the family of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family). The type species of the genus is Dianthus caryophyllus.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

Dianthus scardicus has green, simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are lanceolate and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Dianthus scardicus produces solitary pink many-stellate flowers from June to August.


Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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