|Latin name:||Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Growing Height:||20 - 25 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 30 cm|
Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ looks great in a pot on the patio or decking. Use a pot with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or gravel. Put potting soil in the pot and mix in some sharp sand and lime. Set the root ball of ‘Dancing Geisha’ at the correct depth, fill with soil and press firmly. Water generously after planting and place the pot in a spot in full sun.
Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ in the ground
The exuberant flowering Dianthus chinensis 'Dancing Geisha' can be planted in the garden.It will prefer a well-drained soil, heavy soil can be improved by adding some sharp sand mix. A border along the garden path planted with these carnations will be most welcoming! The unusual and very striking flowers of dianthus chiensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ blend nicely with Chinese foxglove (Rehmannia elata).
Promote a second flowering of Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ by deadheading the spent flowers. Encourage an abundance of flowers by adding food regularly when watering in the summer. You will be delighted with the flowers that last from spring through to early autumn. ‘Dancing Geisha’ copes reasonably well against drought. Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ is a strong, weather-resistant perennial.