Dianthus chinensis-Pinks, Dianthus. Looked really nice as a group in July with good bloom and vigor. By August, though, bloom had slowed and they needed deadheading. As usual, they took frost very well and although treated as annuals in the trial gardens, they are perennial and overwinter well in North Dakota.

Fargo Dickinson
July 25 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Frosted Mix-Gri 4-8" 4-8" 4-8" 4-8" 8-10" 6-8" 6-10" 6-10" Fargo - Mix of colors; Nice bloom but not uniform in size

Dickinson - More showy and better bloom in July than August
Melody Pink- AAS(00) 15-20 8-10 18-20 10-12 20 10-12 18-24 12-15 F - Pink; Floriferous, healthy nice all season, needed some deadheading by Sept.

D - Nice all season-floriferous, healthy and showy
Raspberry Parfait-GS 2-6 2-6 2-6 4-8 -- -- -- -- F - Maroon with lighter edge; Not as floriferous or vigorous as others

D - Not tested
Strawberry Parfait-GS 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Red eye, light pink edge; Uniform, floriferous and nice early, less bloom later

D - Not tested
Telstar Picotee-AAS(89) 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Deep red-rose with white edge; Floriferous, healthy and showy in July

D - Not tested