di·​an·​thus | \ dī-ˈan(t)-thəs How to pronounce dianthus (audio) \
plural dianthus also dianthuses

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Continue to deadhead: Remove faded, dead flowers from cool-season bedding plants, such as foxglove, columbine, snapdragon and dianthus. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "This week's gardening tips: stake tomato plants and add sod," 29 Apr. 2018 For late fall and into the winter add coneflower, mint marigold, fall aster, calendula, dianthus and alyssum. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Attracting and producing butterflies in your landscape," 6 Apr. 2018 Flowers to start from seed: Cannabis, cosmos, snaps, ageratum, seed dahlias, godetia, aster, celosia, malva, salvia, lupine, Achimenes (tubers), brachyscome (15C), dianthus (5), stock(10L), lockspar (20C). Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska gardeners, it’s time to germinate something," 29 Mar. 2018 Both added color, flavor and fragrance to their dishes courtesy of calendula and dianthus blooms. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Flower power: Edible blooms add a new dimension to dishes," 14 Mar. 2018 The tactic also worked for protecting primula, pansies, dianthus and alyssum. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "So many freezing days, so much garden damage," 19 Jan. 2018 Dusty miller is also used with petunias, dianthus and snapdragons, which are very cold-resistant. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cooler weather puts tulips in break mode," 16 Dec. 2017 Feverfew, astilbe and heuchera blooms, Queen Anne’s lace, dianthus, yarrow, goldenrod and love-in-a-mist work well in this role. Ciscoe Morris, The Seattle Times, "Plant a cutting garden that can sustain regular picking — and possibly your relationship," 12 July 2017 Bees, for example, may forage alyssum and dianthus on mild winter days. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your garden," 24 June 2017

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First Known Use of dianthus

circa 1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dianthus

New Latin, genus name, from Greek dios heavenly + anthos flower — more at deity, anthology

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The first known use of dianthus was circa 1766

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