Heddewigii Dianthus, Black and White, Japanese Pinks, Black Flowers
Black Heddewigii is a member of the dianthus family and is an easy-to-grow annual groundcover. Often referred to as Japanese pinks, the “pinks” part of the name doesn’t refer to the color, but because the edges of the flowers appear to be cut with pinking shears. Heddewigii is a beautiful black and white flower, with blue-green foliage, sure to draw attention to your flower beds.
Use Heddewigii as a border or as a companion plant with other flowers. This dianthus looks stunning when planted with bright pink or red flowers! Heddewigii forms bushy, uniform clumps, and will bloom for most of the summer. To encourage more blooms, simply pick the dead flowers off.
Plant Heddewigii seeds in a location in full sun to partial shade. Almost any type of soil will do, but if your soil is heavy with clay or sand, add some organic matter such as composted manure. Heddewigii will draw butterflies to your garden, but deer won’t eat them!!
These Heddewigii seeds are small, and they can wash away, so start your seeds indoors and get a jump on the season! Plant Heddewigii seeds six to eight weeks before the last frost, and transplant them outside when the weather warms up.
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 14 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Black & white
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly
Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches