This showy, short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, bears single to semi-double, mixed-color flowers from early June until late fall. Thomas Jefferson grew China Pinks along his winding flower border in 1807. Although its fringed petals resemble the perennial Fringed Pink (D. superbus), this species has no fragrance. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.
Native Distribution: China
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant to 3" pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors into well-drained soil after the last frost. Prefers afternoon shade in warmer climates. Approximately 85-90 seeds per packet.
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