Dianthus Pink Kisses

£4.99

SKU: 8000000000001981 Category:

Description


This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.


Position: full sun


Soil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil


Rate of growth: average


Flowering period: June to September


Hardiness: fully hardy


An incredibly prolific bloomer, this compact pink is great for pots and sunny borders, but it will also work well in an alpine bed or rockery. The lightly scented flowers are initially quite rich in colour, but as they age, the outer edge of each petal fades to a softer pink (almost blush), and this creates a distinctive two-tone effect. This little gem thrives in a sunny spot, and if you keep on deadheading, it will continue sending up more and more flowers. After the diplay has finished plant dianthus into your garden where they will go on to flower the following year.


The pot shown is not included, however, if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.


Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering.


Humans/Pets: Skin allergen


Eventual height 0.2m & spread 0.2m