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Care of the plant Dianthus anatolicus or Anatolian Pink.

Care of the plant Dianthus anatolicus or Anatolian Pink

The genus Dianthus, family Caryophyllaceae, includes 300 species of herbaceous plants native to Europe and Asia. Some species are: Dianthus anatolicus, Dianthus barbatus, Dianthus alpinus, Dianthus caryophyllus, Dianthus sinensis, Dianthus rupicola.

Common name: Anatolian Pink. This species is native to Turkey and Central Asia.

They are herbaceous perennial plants of compact size that reach 15-20 cm in height and 25-30 cm in width. They have fine succulent leaves of a beautiful blue-gray color. The interesting star-shaped flowers are white with maroon spots in the center. They can bloom from mid-spring to mid-summer.

They are used in rockeries, in alpine gardens, in pots and planters, on low walls or to cover slopes.

Dianthus anatolicus prefers full sun exposure. They resist frosts down to -15 ºC.

The soil must be well drained and contain organic matter; they tolerate calcareous soils. Planting is done in early spring at a rate of 16 specimens per m2.

They have some resistance to drought but prefer regular waterings waiting for the substrate to dry.

Fertilize in late winter with compost.

They do not need pruning.

They do not have pest and disease problems if the drainage is good and water does not accumulate in the roots.

They propagate easily from seeds sown in late winter or early spring.


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Dianthus anatolicus
Dianthus anatolicus
Dianthus anatolicus