5 young plants 511368-5 £13.95

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From the very long-flowering, highly scented new 'Cocktail' series of dianthus that we trialled and were impressed by at Perch Hill last year.

They are compact, so ideal for table centre pots and windowledges and brilliant for picking.

This collection contains 1 young plant each of:
Type Hardy Perennial
Border Position Container, Front
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent With a scent like cloves.
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in a sunny spot, prefers a soil enriched with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Works well edging a garden path, may also be grown in a container. If growing for cut flowers, plant a row in the vegetable or cutting garden where they will have maximum light and air movement.
Care Tips Feed regularly with a rose or tomato fertiliser and try not to let the soil dry out. Dianthus will tolerate dry weather but will only produce continuous blooms if watered regularly, ideally at the base of the plant to avoid damaging the flowers. When the main stem has finished flowering pick or cut off the stem at the base of the plant in order to keep the plant tidy and to encourage repeat flowering.
Flowering May - October
Harvesting Pick the flowers when they are almost fully open, not in bud. Snap the stem at a node close to the base of the plant. If the stems are tough use snips or scissors to reduce the risk of damaging the plant.
Cooking Notes The flowers are edible, use the petals to garnish drinks or cocktails or add to recipes.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Dianthus Cocktail Collection reviews

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Margaret

These are perfect for my island beds in the lawn at the back of my house. I have mixed them in with alpines and violas.

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Catherine

Good little plants, should do well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jan

service good - they took a long time to show and I wasn't that in love with them