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By Nelke

A garden flower photo (Dianthus deltoides (Dianthus Brillant))

balcony: dianthus deltoides

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Really lovely photo! Very crisp color! I really love this plant, but I've had a hard time growing these, and I'm not sure why.

24 May, 2009


normally they are of a deep ("brillant") pink. They avoid lime and need poor soil,maybe with some sands, and are living in heath..I have them in a special pot together wit pussy toe and some heather-like thing and sedum...

31 May, 2009


A perfect white! Wonderful dianthus Nelke. I believe the dianthus prefer it on the dry side as well, would you say so Nelke?

1 Jun, 2009


Yes, GT. There is only one I know to live in swamps or wet meadows, it is Lychnis flos-cuculi, the Cucoo-flower. with splitted petals, pink. The others are on the dry side, as You say. With sour (like this) or often limy soil. I like them all very much ane "nelke" is the german word for it. I have about ten in my balcony of this family.

1 Jun, 2009


Ah, thats wonderful. You do love Dianthus. :-)

1 Jun, 2009


Well forget anything "Dry" in my garden. "Wet" is what everything gets! I have some dry-er spots, but more than anything they're moist. And yet, I have poor soil! ha! I love the name "Dianthus..."

3 Jun, 2009


Well. PG, the most beautiful may be good to You: the cuccoo-flower like above and, what I called: the gypsy-queen of them all (Photo is already in!: Dianthus superbus). Both are wild ones, but get to great bushes and come back. Between grass and natural scenery very beautiful.

4 Jun, 2009


Hi Nelke, I just potted a pretty plant called Scaevola (?) Whirlwind White, that looks like a pretty little creeping Dianthus. I had it one day, and it looked like it was dying already! I decided to put it in a pot because I noticed it had a bug on it, and I didn't want to mix it with my other annuals. We'll see what happens to it.

10 Jun, 2009


HI, PG! Do You have a Pic of it? I never heard the name, that´s for sure. That only means, it seems to be not an Europaean wild Flower. ??? I looked in "", they havn´t it in.

10 Jun, 2009


I've a scaevola, the fanflower? In a hanging basket, I pinched it so it hasn't started yet. You might want to pinch back the branches if they get too long on the young plant, to stimulate branching.

I'm off to see those wild dianthus, that sounds wonderful!

13 Jun, 2009

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This photo is of "caryophyll: Dianthus brilliant" in Nelke's garden

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