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Dianthus barbatus interspecific

Common name: Dianthus
Trademark: Rockin’ Red ‘PAS1141436’
Introduced by: Kieft Seed
USDA hardiness zone: Zones 5a to 8b
Ornamental features: Vivid color, durable performance and count-on-it overwintering; lacy, slightly scented flowers top full and long-lasting plants
Habit, size: 18 to 24 inches
Culture: Partial sun to full sun; long-day beneficial; prefers medium water; fertilize every two weeks
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: None indicated
Availability: Liners; quart, gallon, 10-inch pot; also available as pelleted seed

 

 


Lavandula stoechas  

Common name: Spanish lavender
Trademark: Bandera Pink
Introduced by: Kieft Seed
USDA hardiness zone: Zones 7a to 10b
Ornamental features: Sturdy, bushy plants lots of flowers in spring and summer; attracts butterflies and honeybees; large, soft pink “flags” on spikes with deep rose flowers
Habit, size: 7 to 9 inches
Culture: Full sun; long-day beneficial, but will flower in short days; no vernalization needed; naturally compact, no PGR needed; medium water, fertilize every two weeks
Pest/disease problems; unique resistance: Susceptible to mites and aphids; scout for Botrytis, Phytophthora, leafspot and root rot
Availability: Liners; quart, gallon containers; also available as raw seed