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Dianthus amurensis



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Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blues’

The flowers of Dianthus amurensis ‘ Siberian Blues’ are as close to blue as a Dianthus can get.
(As yet – because plant breeders are always striving for the “Holy Grails” of blue roses and blue Carnations – they may yet get to “true-blue”, but not quite yet).
Not permitted for WA

As close to blue as a Dianthus can get

‘Siberian Blues’ covers itself with masses of fringed blooms from early summer on. 
The blooms are densely packed, and shimmer as a sheet of lovely, mutating colour.
As the colour shades from lavender-blue to ash-blue as each flower matures.

Shimmering mat of colour

And the colours will also vary from clump to clump.
So it is well worth planting Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blues’ as a groundcover carpet for long lasting colour.

Weed suppressing groundcover or edge

The foliage clumps are low and evergreen, and effectively cover the earth to help suppress weeds.
Because the plants are very branching, right from the base, so the foliage carpet becomes very dense.
And the blue-green foliage combines perfectly with the blueish shadings of the flowers.

In a class of its own for summer colour – in heat & humidity

Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blues’ basks in the heat of summer.
But unusually, it also rolics in summer humidity. 

Just tall enough to cut for vases

Bunches of the fringed flowers are borne on 15-30cm. stems, so they just long enough to cut and fill a small vase.

Robust, tough & easy grower

Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blues’ are robust, tough, and very easy to grow plants.
So they are almost maintenance free when planted in a suitable site.

Water-wise & thrives in heat, dry & wind

Plant Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blues’ in Full Sun, where these tough little survivors will thrive in heat, dry, wind, plus summer humidity if on offer.
Always water-wise and drought tolerant once established.

Shrugs off frost

Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blues’ are equally resistant to cold as they are to heat.
So clumps can withstand very hard frosts, and are cold tolerant down to temperatures well below -25C.

Perfect for pots or seaside

Clumps of delightful ‘Siberian Blues’ love sandy soil, gravel and rocky sites.
So this Dianthus is perfectly suited to seaside gardens or life in a pot, giving its best performance in Full Sun and well-drained, gritty soil.

Quick & easy to raise from seed to flower

Dianthus amurensis ‘ Siberian Blues’ blooms the first year from seed.
So it is well worth getting seed started as soon as possible so you can enjoy the “blue” flowers as quickly as possible.

30cm High in flower x 30cm Wide cushion of grey-green foliage, approx.

Delicious colour & flavour for the kitchen

Petals of Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blues’ can be used in the kitchen for salads, garnish, cakes and desserts.
They have a delicate clove like flavour.


Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids

Dianthus amurensis seeds can be sown at any time indoors / or scattered directly in the garden during spring.

Sow Indoors for early plants: First sow in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now gently pat the seeds to the surface to ensure good contact.
Then barely cover with mix or fine sandy grit.
Because these seeds need light to germinate, so should not be deeply buried or covered.
Then continue to keep moist in a well lit position (but not in direct sun).

Temperatures of 16-20°C approx. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
But these seeds are quick, easy and reliable to germinate.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-21 days.

Scatter seeds directly in the garden:
Scatter in full sun in neutral to alkaline soil that drains well.
Dianthus do not tolerate wet soil well, particularly in winter – don’t plant them where water collects.

Seed Count: 50 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).

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