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Border Carnation 'Odessa'

Dianthus 'Odessa'

Also known as

Pink 'Odessa'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

6a-10b

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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A photo of Border Carnation 'Odessa'
A photo of Border Carnation 'Odessa'
A photo of Border Carnation 'Odessa'
A photo of Border Carnation 'Odessa'
A photo of Border Carnation 'Odessa'

Overview

Dianthus 'Odessa' is a series of perennial cultivars with evergreen foliage, mat-forming habits and beautiful, showy, scented blooms. They come in a range of bright colours, including red, pink, white and bicoloured combinations of these. Foliage is narrow and grass-like. These hardy, free-flowering Dianthus plants are popular choices, as they grow slightly larger than some of the other favoured cultivar series such as 'Sunflor'. These plants suit placement further back in a border or informal cottage garden setting. Their frilly petals are particularly attractive, adding interesting texture to a garden display. They are also suited to growing in containers, due to their neat growth habit!

Common problems

Aphids, slugs, rust and viruses.

Harvesting

Cut flowers for floral arrangements when desired.

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings are best taken from non-flowering shoots, in summer.

Layering

Best done after flowering has occured.

Special Features

Attractive flowers