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Dianthus Collection


Dianthus have everything, beauty, durability and sensual heady perfume. Good for cutting, flowering for long periods, slug and rabbit resistant. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Unfussy on soil conditions in sun or part shade. Height and spread 30-40cm (12-16"). Fully hardy perennials.  

This collection comprises;
Starburst
Haytor
Romance
Bubblegum
Candy Floss
Gran's Favourite
Supernova
Devon Wizard
Laced Monarch
Passion
Sugar Plum
Coconut Sundae

Flower Colour
Pink, Red, White

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden

Hardiness
Fully hardy perennial

Category
Perennials

Other
Bees and Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Great Ground Cover, Ideal for Beginners, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time
Autumn, Long Flowering, Summer

Aspect
Sun or Partial Shade

Spread
30-45cm (12-18).

Height
30-40cm (12-16)

Dianthus

Soil

Unfussy on soil conditions but do dislike acidic.

Position

Sun or partial shade

Cutting

Yes

Flowering

May to September

Additional Information

Attractive to bees and butterflies. Scented. Perfect for borders and containers. Deadhead to encourage more blooms, 'Early Birds' varieties can be sheared lightly to keep them flowering longer. Propagate by taking cuttings from non flowering shoots in summer. They can survive temperatures as low as -27 degrees. They survive this in the ground rather than in pots. Make sure soil is well drained and avoid winter wet which can be harmful. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 06 Apr 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.


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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
 
Janet Morgan
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