ID please Flowering grass plant *not bonsai*

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ID please Flowering grass plant *not bonsai*

Postby Beano » June 9th, 2018, 5:54 pm

Hi! It’s not a bonsai suitable plant but we saw this plant on our holiday and thought it would be nice to put under our rose bushes. Does anyone know what it is or if we can get it in Australia?

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Re: ID please Flowering grass plant *not bonsai*

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » June 9th, 2018, 6:16 pm

:wave: Beano
Looks a bit like Dianthus? ...mini carnation? Not 100% sure though... :)
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Re: ID please Flowering grass plant *not bonsai*

Postby TimS » June 9th, 2018, 6:22 pm

Does look like a Dianthus to me but my id on this type of thing is not great. If it is Dianthus it is pretty readily available at regular nurseries
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Re: ID please Flowering grass plant *not bonsai*

Postby shibui » June 9th, 2018, 6:27 pm

I'll go Dianthus with a fair bit more certainty. There are lots of different colours and flower shapes.
Very easy to grow from cuttings. Some stems near the ground will already have roots and you can just snip bits off and plant them.
You should be able to find these or some other colours of the same at almost any nursery in seedling trays or sometimes in larger pots.
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Re: ID please Flowering grass plant *not bonsai*

Postby Beano » June 10th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Thanks guys! I’ll check it out.
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Re: ID please Flowering grass plant *not bonsai*

Postby shibui » June 10th, 2018, 7:44 pm

Forgot to add: Common name for this species is 'pinks' even though they come in a range of colours :lost:
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Re: ID please Flowering grass plant *not bonsai*

Postby RogerW » June 11th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Agree with Shibui. You can purchase from the big green shed. A good variety is "Heaven Scent" compact ball with very good fragrance.
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