Dianthus 'Doris' likes a sunny and dry place. It's best to give the plant extra water only during dry periods.
So you can enjoy fresh floral colours year on year!
|Latin name:||Dianthus plumarius 'Doris'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - September|
|Growing Height:||35 - 40 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 30 cm|
The wonderful Dianthus plumarius grows wonderfully in the garden. Plant the garden pinks as soon as possible after receiving them in the border, in a flower bed or in a flower pot. Loosen the soil well and plant the root balls of the garden pinks at the right depth in the planting hole. The top of the root ball should be just below the ground level. Fill with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Dianthus plumarius grows well in a spot in full sun, or partial shade in porous lime soil.
Water your garden pinks regularly so the soil around the roots doesn't dry out. Do take care that the soil doesn't become too wet, especially in the winter. Remove the dead flowers on a regular basis to prolong the flowering period of the Dianthus plumarius .Add plant food regularly during the growth period to encourage a continual flowering all summer long.
Every flower of Dianthus plumarius is double, they look like miniature roses! The petals are elegantly fringed. The flowers spread a delicious scent. The colours vary from white and very soft pink to dark pink and deep red. The grassy leaves are blue green and remain rather low. These evergreen leaves are ornamental before and after the flowering. That's why garden pinks stand wonderfully along the edge of the border.