"Flowers have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings, not unlike some strains of music. They relax the tenseness of the mind. They dissolve its vigor."

- Henry Ward Beecher

About Dianthus

Dianthus is a beautiful flower that is less known.  It is becoming a popular flower in Romania. In what follows I would like to present some basic facts and information about this nice flower.

Dianthus is native to Asia and Europe but can also be found in North Africa and North America. It belongs to the Caryophyllaceae family and Dianthus genus consists of 300 species. Interestingly its name comes from Greek. Its name means God’s flower.
Its flowers have beautiful colors, including several hues of pink. Some of Dianthus species include:  Dianthus alpinus
                           Dianthus armeria
                           Dianthus barbatus
                           Dianthus campestris
                           Dianthus capitatus
                           Dianthus furcatus
                           Dianthus gallicus
                          Dianthus knappii
                          Dianthus lusitanus
                          Dianthus microlepsis
                          Dianthus moesiacus

If you wish to decorate your garden with beautiful Dianthus flowers here is some advice.
First of all Dianthus are easily to grow they prefer full sun, and a rich, well drained soil. During dry periods water Dianthus once or twice a week. Moreover adding a fertilizer once is month is also highly recommended! With regard to propagation Dianthus are grown from seed. Thus you can plant the seeds into your flower garden in Romania, or anywhere else. Another option is to start with them indoors are transplant them in spring. We recommend an indoor start, six to eight weeks before the last frost in your area. If started early, they will bloom in the first year.
Good Luck with planting and caring for Dianthus!