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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This old-fashioned biennial with its cheerful pink and white blossoms in the late spring is a mainstay of cottage gardens.

    Latin Name

    Dianthus barbatus


    Family

    Caryophyllaceae


    Also Known As

    Gillyflower


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern Europe


    History

    They were introduced to European gardens in the 12th by Carthusian monks and by the mid 1700s they were popular in colonial America.


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