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Dianthus ‘Amazon’

 

Amazon Dianthus

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCaryophyllaceaePink or carnation family
GenusDianthusFrom the Greek dios, “divine,” and anthos, “flower”: the divine flower or flower of Zeus
Cultivar‘Amazon’

About plant names...

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ is a cultivar created by crossing Dianthus chinensis, Chinese dianthus or pinks; and Dianthus barbatus, sweet Williams (originally from southern Europe). It is popular as a short-lived garden perennial. They are sometimes described as cool weather annuals because they thrive in cool summers, but dislike hot and humid summers.

Plants: 18-36" (45-91 cm) tall.

Leaves: Lanceolate, up to 3" (7.6 cm) long.

Flowers: Most pinks or sweet Williams are uniformly colored, but this cultivar is multicolored. Flowers are ¾" (1.9 cm) in diameter, initially white, aging to soft pink, then becoming an intense rose color. All three colors appear together. Flowers appear in dense, colorful clusters.

Online References:

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ on www.lsuagcenter.com

Dianthus chinensis at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Dianthus barbatus at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ (Amazon Dianthus)

6/29/2017 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME · By James Gordon Williamson

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ (Amazon Dianthus)

6/29/2017 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME · By James Gordon Williamson

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Jun 2017.

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Dianthus ‘Amazon’ (Amazon Dianthus)

6/29/2017 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME · By James Gordon Williamson

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ (Amazon Dianthus)

6/29/2017 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME · By James Gordon Williamson

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ (Amazon Dianthus)

6/29/2017 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME · By James Gordon Williamson

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ (Amazon Dianthus)

6/29/2017 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME · By James Gordon Williamson

Dianthus ‘Amazon’ (Amazon Dianthus)

6/29/2017 · Gordon and Kathy’s, Prospect, ME · By James Gordon Williamson

Range: Zones 3-9:

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