Height: 30-60cm. Position: Full Sun. Spacing: 15-30cm.
Type : Flower
Sow direct in summer for flowering the following year.
Germination in 2-3 weeks.
Sow indoors for blooms the same year. Sow seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Germination in 2-3 weeks.
Dianthus can be Divided, which can stimulate older plants.
For Perennials, take cuttings from the terminal growth about 10-15cm long, removing at least two of three of the lower leaves. Place the cuttings into sand for 3-4 weeks.
Do not over water, dianthus prefer dry conitions. Only water during prolonged dry periods.
Pinch out the growing tips for bushy plants, or for a single large flower, pinch out side buds, leaving just the single, main bud.
Deadhead to encorage more flowers.
A mixure of pink and white flowers
A deep purple flower with white edges.