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Dianthus EARLY BIRD® Radiance

Dianthus hybrid = ‘Wp09 Mar05’

The Dianthus Whetman® EARLY BIRD® Collection starts flowering at the end of February or the beginning of March, depending on your location, and if you remove the spent blooms, they will continue to rebloom right through to fall. They make excellent subjects for window boxes, baskets, or planters.

Dianthus EARLY BIRD® Radiance ‘Wp09 Mar05’ features fully double crimson red blooms on a well-balanced plant. Very early blooming.

Origin: United Kingdom

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 5 (-20°F or -28°C)
  • Standout early-season fragrant double blooms
  • Unique compact habit, ideal for early-season planters
  • Repeat blooming

Patent Status: PP 21,824

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 4 to 6-inches
10 to 15-centimeters
Spread: 4 to 6-inches
10 to 15-centimeters
Seasons: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Red
Foliage Colors: Silver-Blue
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-mounded
Usage: Container Gardens, Containers, Garden border, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pots
Patent Status: PP 21,824
Origin: United Kingdom

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
pH: 5.5pH to 6.2pH
Fertilization: Medium | 200 ppm
Light: High
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
Growing Temp Day: 60°F to 65°F | 16°C to 16°C
Growing Temp Night: 55°F to 60°F | 13°C to 13°C
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 8 to 10-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 16-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Dianthus EARLY BIRD® Chili
Dianthus EARLY BIRD® Fizzy
Dianthus EARLY BIRD® Frosty
Dianthus EARLY BIRD® Sherbet