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Dianthus Flow is a new series of pot carnations that is known for its extremely large flowers and unique color range. With six eye-catching colors, there is something for everyone. And, like most dianthus, this series has a pleasing spicy clove scent.
Bloom size ranges from an astonishing 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches. The Flow series blooms early and will re-bloom if deadheaded and fertilized, giving a long season of enjoyment.
For more information or to place an order, please contact Flamingo Holland at 760.734.1033 or email@example.com Additional notes Monitor regularly for mites, aphids and thrips. Routine application of fungicides is recommended for prevention of common Dianthus diseases such as phythium, fusarium and alternaria. For fuller pots, use of Florel or similar products to promote branching. Grow time (From a 105 liner) Spring planting 4”/quart – 8-10 weeks 6”/gallon – 12-14 weeks Fall planting 4”/quart – 14-16 weeks 6”/gallon – 16-20 weeks
Production Unrooted cuttings Plant unrooted cuttings just deep enough to prevent cutting from falling over, approximately ¼ inches deep. It is important to mist leaves often to retain moisture first four to six days. Reduce mist when roots begin to appear. Rooting temperature should be 68 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Average rooting time is 3 to 3.5 weeks. Plants should be pinched after main bud appears. This is typically two weeks after transplant. Pinching ensures good branching and growth. Rooted liners Plant liners even with soil surface, being mindful to not bury the growing point. Growing media/fertilizer Coarse, well-draining soil is recommended. Optimum soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Initial fertilizer should be high phosphorus (i.e. 10-52-10). Fertilizer during growth period should be soluble form, which includes magnesium (i.e. 15-5-15). EC levels should not exceed 2.0. Regular testing of soil samples to monitor conditions is suggested. Watering practices The Dianthus Flow needs regular watering, which should be completed in the morning. It is important to keep soil moist without being excessive, as this will cause plants to grow too tall and be less sturdy. Temperatures The minimum night temperature in winter should be between 46 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The day temperature in spring should be increased to 55 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the intensity of the light. Good ventilation is important.