Scientific Name: Dianthus barbatus interspecific
Common Name: Single Dianthus, Pinks, Carnation
Propagation Method: Seed
Form Supplied As: Pelleted
Cultivation Type: Greenhouse, High Tunnel
Planting Density: 40 plants/sq. meter (3 to 4 plants/sq. foot).
Usage: Filler, Secondary
Flower Color (primary): Pink/Rose
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Versatile and programmable, Amazon can be produced year-round without vernalisation and is the best dianthus for warmer production seasons. Whether you’re looking for a high-appeal filler for bouquets or an exceptional product for grower bunches, Amazon is the one you want!
Blooms start white and age to pink, then to deep rose; all colours show on individual flower heads.
Stem Length: 46 - 91cm (18 - 36")
Harvest Recommendation: Harvest stems when 50% of florets have opened.
Post-Harvest Recommendation: Dianthus are sensitive to ethylene; it is recommended to treat with an ethylene-inhibiting product. Hydrate and store in a cooler at 1-3°C (34-38°F) in commercial floral holding solution at the manufacturer recommended rates.
Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit