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DIANTHUS Spring Beauty

Dianthus plumaris

Stock: Available

$3.60

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Characteristics: Perennial 30-45 cm

Seeds per packet: 50

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The fragrant semi-double and double blossoms of ‘Spring Beauty’ add brilliance to the summer garden. Appearing in various shades of pink, rose, salmon and white, the fringed, spice scented flowers bloom from spring into summer that rise on slender stems from spreading, evergreen clumps.

A classic staple of cottage gardens, this charming perennial is also at home in rock gardens or mixed beds and borders.

Adaptable to most well-drained soils in a sunny position. Fertile soils will produce the best blooms, avoid waterlogged soils.

Tropical: Early Autumn to Late Spring.
Temperate: Late Summer to Late Spring.
Cold: Autumn & Spring.

Sow: 3mm deep.
Grow in trays transplant when large enough to handle (about 4-5 weeks) avoid excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 15-30cm
Flowering: 18-20 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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