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Dianthus anatolicus is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.35 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
W. Asia - Turkey to E.. Asia - western Tibet.
Found at elevations of 2,400 - 3,000 metres in the Himalayas.
Prefers an alkaline soil though it can also thrive in neutral and slightly acid soils down to a pH of 6[
]. Requires sunny position[
The plant is used as an antiperiodic in the treatment of intermittent fevers[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[
]. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 20°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings in mid summer in a cold frame. Very high percentage.
Division in early spring[
]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.