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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Dianthus  albens Aiton 
SynonymsDianthus incurvus Thunb.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Northern Cape ProvinceWestern Cape Province)
grassland
Altitude15-1500m
Description stems glabrous, lower leaves long, linear, glabrous, the upper scaly, bracts 4, ovate, acute, mucronate, flowers in panicle, sepals ovate, acute, ciliate, petals entire
Size10-40cm
Colorwhite, pale rose
Bloomlate spring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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