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by beezus on June 05, 2004 03:12 PM
I planted five beautiful pink dianthus plants about a month ago. They had lots of flowers. I've been pulling off the dead blooms and it's been raining every couple days, so they're getting plenty of water. But now I only have one or two flowers on the whole bunch! What could be the problem?
by weezie13 on June 05, 2004 04:29 PM
Beezus,
Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum!!
We are glad you found us!!

If you give your Dianthus a bit of time,
I'm sure they'll come back to flowering for you.
They're not an annual, they need a bit of time
to re~coop to send up more flowers...

Some type of fertilizer will help with the middle number higher than the first one..
I personally like Shultz Plus 10~60~10...

Weezie

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by afgreyparrot on June 05, 2004 05:13 PM
Just wanted to drop in and say "Howdy" [wayey] , and WELCOME!

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by Bestofour on June 05, 2004 05:14 PM
Mine don't continuously flower. They die back, then return. I just keep them deadheaded, which I need to do now, and watered.

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by njoynit on June 10, 2004 01:09 AM
mine bloom about 5-6 weeks then I cut them back to about 4 inches pour on some fertiler and they grow then bloom again& they do the same in the winter here but will bloom almost 9 weeks.heaveir blooms in sun than shade but the foliage looks crappier.butterflys love them.& i bought a pack of seeds that marked them as annuals but they are not...at lest not here and have seen info saying are annuals& perrianials

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by beezus on June 10, 2004 01:58 AM
Hey, thanks for all the great info! I have hope for them now.
by loz on June 10, 2004 05:52 AM
I have two different dianthus or pinks.....one is an annual called strawberries and cream I think.....I planted them last year, and they are growing this year too....not as healthy looking as the first year, but they still came up.

My other one is a true perennial.....It gets lots of flowers in the spring, then I cut them off and then it blooms one here and one there sporadically throughout the rest of the year. But never as much as it did in the spring. [wayey]
by jogger on June 11, 2004 12:57 AM
l have three dianthus, mine are now full of buds, at least two of them are, the other one is still asleep lol. Mine come out in the summer months. must be the climate over here. Yes the first bloom is great, after that they are sporadic.

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