I’ve been working on my perennial bed at the nursery and this Electric Red Dianthus caught my eye and was screaming “make my picture”. So I did!
Dianthus in general are great perennials for your garden. They are super winter hardy even here in cold Northern Ohio. For us at the nursery they sell like crazy. I can’t propagate this plant because it is patented but as a grower I can buy beautiful plugs, 72 to a try for as little as 99 cents each depending on the variety. You can learn about plant patents here.
Can you believe that? Beautiful plants for as little as 99 cents each. I can’t share my wholesale sources here publicly but I routinely share them with Our Members.
Electric Red Dianthus only gets about 8″ tall, can spread to 16″ wide and is hardy down to zone 4. We sell a ton of them at Mike’s Plant Farm!
Questions, comments, mean things to say? Post them below and I will respond. Until then, by any and all means stay inspired!
Mike:. I have a stream at the back of my property which overflows regularly. This makes my backyard very boggy. What can I grow in that type of soil?
See this https://www.gardeningetc.com/advice/bog-plants
I have a hard time with this plant. Don’t know why. I planted them for a few years and they were beautiful during the growing season. After winter, they never came back.
It is one beautiful plant all right. All the colors are.
Mine seem to make it through the winter just fine. But perennials can be a bit iffy at times.
My hydrangea did not bloom because the last early spring freeze did a number on them. I want to root the tops for potted ones to sale this spring. Can’t you cut them just below the green stem at the old wood and scrape a little bark on the old wood at the green,root tone it put it in soil and root away?.with.my 7 huge plants that need cutting back I could do several hundred. Thanks for any input Mike.
Yes, this time of the year treat them as softwood cuttings. https://mikesbackyardnursery.com/2015/01/easy-summertime-plant-propagation-techniques-can-home/ Just make sure that they ones that you have are not patented. The tag would indicate if so.
Can I order the electric red dianthas to put in my front flower garden ? I would need about 9. How much would that cost including shipping to Virginia?
Sorry, I don’t ship plants at this time.
What do you mean what you say this plant is Electric????
That’s the name of the plant.
Stephen Nigro says
Hey Mike, I believe I have one and when there in bloom they r beautiful, how do u deadhead them and will they bloom all summer.
Just snip off all of the spent flowers and they should make more flowers. Not as many, but some.
Roberta Lamb says
Mike, when and how long do they bloom? Does deadheading encourage more blooms? Thanks!
Mine are in bloom now, June, and deadheading will encourage more blooms.
Nancy Rivers says
Oh yes I have pink ones over 3 yrs back every yr even this yr drought and I didn’t water in spring like I should have and all my begonias died but this plant is now blooming very hardy and smells so nice, wish I had more it’s in my porch flower bed gets morning sun only
Barbara L Dyjak says
What if we live hundreds of miles from OH?
How do we get these beautiful plants?
You’d have to track them down locally. That’s one of the reasons that I teach this business to people all over the country, the world really, because our members are scattered across the U.S. and Canada and they have many of the plants that I feature here. Many are sold in our members area, http://backyardgrowers.com/join
Charline Jolly says
My grandmother called them “pinks” because of the ragged petals. She said it was a fencing term. If your sword nicked me, it was a pink!
Pinks are similar but in a different plant family.
Julie kennedy says
I just discovered this spot. So excited💕