Flowers Dianthus (Sweet William) Amazon Neon Cherry

Amazon Neon Cherry

Pelleted (F1) Dianthus Seed

Product ID: 1788P

Bright, bold flowers on long, tough stems.

These brilliantly-colored beauties bloom the first year and produce 5-7 stems that can reach 36". The stems are thick, strong, and glossy green, supporting huge blooms. Long vase life. Tender perennial in Zones 5-9. Best grown as an annual.

•Edible Flowers: Use the flower petals to garnish salads, desserts, soups, icing, and cold drinks. Flavor is of mild clove. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.

Ht. 18-36". Avg. 13,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds.

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Packet

$4.70
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50 Seeds

$7.10
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100 Seeds

$11.20
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250 Seeds

$20.95
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500 Seeds

$37.30
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1,000 Seeds

$67.25
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-72°F (18-22°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost. Lightly press seed into growing medium. Transplant into cell packs or 3-4" pots 20-25 days after sowing. Harden off and transplant out. Cool temperatures of 50-55°F (10-13°C) are required to keep the plants low growing and basal branching. Avoid warm temperatures in excess of 65°F (18°C), especially at night, which will product soft growth. Direct seed - Early spring when a light frost is still possible.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

PLANT SPACING: 6".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 6-9. Best results when planted as an annual.

HARVEST: 10-20% of flowers in cluster or spray are open.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, sandy, well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline.

USES: Excellent commercial cut flower and is also suitable for gallon container production with one plant per gallon container. Also makes a lovely bedding plant.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Dianthus barbatus interspecific
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
105 - 120 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers Fragrant