Native Region: China
Dianthus chinensis 'Magic Charms'
Zone Range: 07-10
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 08 July, 2008
Seed count: 50-60
A short lived bushy perennial or biennial, this species can flower profusely. In summer, produces scentless red flowers; height is 8 inches.
Sow seed in containers in a coldframe in autumn or spring. If sowing in spring it is possible that cold stratification could help improve germination, which can be erratic. Grow in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.