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Dormancy Notice: This plant, like many others, enters dormancy or semi-dormancy in the late fall through early spring. *THIS PLANT IS NOT DEAD. It is completely healthy but upon receiving the plant, you may notice it exhibits fewer leaves, discoloration, or complete leaf drop. This is normal and essential to the plant's health. In fact, planting during dormancy promotes root growth, giving your plant a better start for spring, when new foliage will begin to grow.
Dianthus Odessa Yellow Bling Bling will take your breath away! The pale frilly yellow blooms are perfect for woodland and cottage gardens and will bring all of your cut-flower-garden dreams to life!
These yellow carnations are readily drought tolerant and enjoy conditions of full sun and well-draining soil.
Plant your Yellow Dianthus perennials in flower beds, along borders, and in container gardens for a gorgeous array of yellow sunshine even on the rainiest of days!
8 to 12 Inches
6 to 18 inches
Water well only until established
Fragrant flowers, attracts butterflies
Frequently Asked questions
How do I mulch Dianthus Odessa Yellow Bling Bling?
Avoid using a heavy layer of organic mulch on this plant, because it could hold water during the growing season and over winter, promoting rotting of its crown. The best mulch for the plant is pea stone or gravel, which helps keep the plant clean and suppresses weeds without holding extra water.
What soil is best for Dianthus Odessa Yellow Bling Bling?
Prefers fertile, slightly alkaline, loose, somewhat gritty loams with good drainage. Add lime to acidic soils to adjust the soil pH. Best grown with regular and consistent moisture during the growing season. Plants may die out in the center, however, if drainage is not superior. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Consider shearing plants back after main flush of bloom in order to tidy the planting and to promote additional bloom in late summer or early fall.